Radon Home Inspection Services in Chicago
Radon Home Inspection
At Real Inspection Experts, we understand the critical importance of a safe and healthy home environment. Because there are areas in the state of Illinois that have unsafe levels of radon, we offer radon home inspection as a way to ensure you and your family are protected from the harmful effects of radon gas. Our 48-hour test will determine if the home you currently own, or are interested in purchasing, has unsafe levels of radon. This is part of our commitment to providing comprehensive radon inspection services to ensure your home is healthy and free from the dangers of radon gas.
What is Radon and Should You Be Concerned?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that can pose significant health risks. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, and its presence in homes is a considerable concern. Radon is naturally occurring in soil and water and enters the home through cracks and openings in the foundation.
Our Radon Inspection Process
Initial Consultation: Our experienced professionals begin with a detailed discussion about your specific needs and concerns.
Testing: We employ a 48 hour radon tests, using the latest technology to measure radon levels in picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air.
Data Analysis and Reporting: Post-testing, we analyze the data to determine the average radon concentration in your home. You’ll receive a detailed report including radon levels and, if necessary, recommendations for mitigation.
Follow-up Actions: If radon levels exceed the safe limit (4 pCi/L as per EPA guidelines), we provide recommendations for solutions such as sealing cracks, installing radon mitigation systems, or improving ventilation.
Optional Retesting: After mitigation, we offer retesting services to ensure the effectiveness of the measures taken and the safety of your home environment.
A typical radon mitigation system includes a ventilation system that draws the radon gas out of the home and vents it safely to the outside. Various methods exist for mitigating radon, such as active soil depressurization, passive radon mitigation systems, and waterborne radon mitigation systems. The objective is to reduce or eliminate radon gas exposure inside the home. The most common type is a sub-slab depressurization system, which involves installing a pipe and fan system beneath the foundation to draw out and vent the radon gas, typically above the roof line. These systems are installed by certified professionals trained in radon mitigation installations.
It’s essential to test your home for radon before considering a mitigation system, as levels can vary widely. The cost of a radon mitigation system depends on the severity of the radon levels and what is needed for proper mitigation. Because radon exposure can be deadly, early detection and addressing the risk is crucial for your family’s safety.
Radon levels can change seasonally.
Winter radon levels tend to be higher than summer. In the summer, heat rising in the house creates a stronger vacuum on the soil, reducing levels. Radon levels have also been shown to rise during heavy winds, rain, or even snowy weather.
Why Choose Real Inspection Experts for Radon Home Inspection?
- Certified Professionals: Our inspectors are licensed by the State of Illinois.
- Advanced Technology: We use reliable and calibrated devices for accurate measurements.
- Comprehensive Reporting: Our reports are detailed and easy to understand, aiding informed decisions.
- Customer-Centric Approach: Your safety is our priority, and we offer personalized services.
- Affordable and Reliable: We provide competitive pricing without compromising on quality.
Taking Action for a Safer Home
The risks from radon are cumulative, so long-term exposure can lead to significant health issues. We don’t just identify radon levels; we provide solutions for your peace of mind.
Contact Us Today
For a professional radon home inspection and to create a healthier living environment for your family, contact Real Inspection Experts. Our team is ready to assist you in ensuring a safer home.