Radon Testing

Radon Testing

Radon Testing is a vital component of your home inspection. There’s no doubt that radon is here to stay. The health risks are significant. Radon testing and handling Radon issues enhance the real estate transaction. We help our clients understand radon and what their options are.


Radon is a colorless, odorless gas. It is produced naturally from the radioactive decay of uranium found in soil, rock, and water. Radon can enter homes through cracks and holes in the foundation. In addition, it gets in through plumbing, wiring gaps, and construction joints.


According to EPA estimates, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, next to smoking. Radon is roughly responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.


Surprisingly high Radon levels are in most home types. Some examples would be old homes, new homes, drafty homes, and insulated homes. Homes with and without basements are at risk. Remember that homes next door or close to each other could have differing radon concentrations.


The good news is that even if a home has high radon levels, radon mitigation is simple. Qualified radon mitigation contractors can install a radon mitigation system. The mitigation system provides a permanent solution. Learn more about radon mitigation.


The radon level in a home can vary significantly from one home to another. Homes with high levels of radon need to have mitigation. Knowing if your home has radon is essential before buying or selling it.

Is testing necessary?

Surprisingly, Radon testing is not required during a home inspection. Knowing the health risks of your home, it’s a no-brainer. You may decide to skip testing if you’ve already had it mitigated. Typically the seller produces the documentation.


For this reason, you should order a radon test for your home inspection. Our Radon Tests are affordable. You will learn a lot about your home’s radon levels as a result.


Ken from Key Home Inspection is an experienced home inspector. Additionally, he has the proper knowledge, certifications, and experience you need.

When most people think of dangerous gases in their homes, they think of carbon monoxide. Radon is another gas that can harm your health. It’s essential to test for it. Furthermore, knowing your radon levels will take out the guessing game.


Indeed, there are benefits to getting a radon test for your home. First, it’s the only way to know whether you have a problem with radon gas. Second, if you have high levels of radon, you can take steps to reduce them. Third, reducing your radon levels can significantly reduce your risk of lung cancer. You should know the home’s radon testing levels.

Radon testing levels

Radon Testing

The presence of Radon in a specific location is what is meant when you hear the term “radon levels.” In picocuries per liter (pCi/L), these concentrations are expressed. Radiation or radon exposure has no safe level. You want to have the lowest amounts feasible, to lower the risk of lung cancer.


  • A picocurie per liter measures how many picocuries of Radon are found in one liter of air.
  • A curie is a measurement of radioactivity.
  • Each picocurie is a trillionth of one curie.

Even a few picocuries of radiation, no matter how insignificant they may seem, can pose substantial health hazards.


That said, a radon test is a wise decision whether you’re a homeowner, buyer, or seller. Please don’t put it off.

Our Inspector will run a thorough Radon Test for you to ensure the safety of your home. We use state-of-the-art radon test equipment to provide the highest level of quality with every Radon test we do.