For your safety and convenience I have been offering Radon Tests along with home inspections for the past three years. If you live in the central part of Kentucky a radon assessment should be done on all structures prior to a property transfer. What is radon? You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it still may be a problem in your home. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes out of the ground and finds its way into homes through any number of access points. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States with an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year being radon related.

I do radon measurements using a state of the art continuous monitor, Sun Nuclear 1027. The test must be conducted following specific protocols and standards set forth by the EPA, if these protocols and standards are not followed then the test results would be considered invalid. Because of these protocols and standards and the fact that a short term test is usually required for a real estate transaction the EPA recommends using a Radon Measurement Specialist. My equipment will continuously monitor the radon levels in the area being measured for a minimum of 48 hours and then print a complete hour by hour result of the readings of the results after the equipment is retrieved.

Radon Related Links:
Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon

A Citizen’s Guide To Radon
Kentucky – EPA Map of Radon Zones

Additional information can be found at the links listed on this page or at www.epa.gov/radon
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