National Radon Action Month – Get Tested!
The only way to know your home or building contains dangerous radon levels is to have a test performed. Not all technicians adhere to equal levels of proficiency, quality control, and business practices. The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) is recognized by federal agencies and demanded by some state radon programs. NRPP credentials indicate to homeowners and agents the mastery of the specific skills required to successfully complete radon testing and remediation projects. Heart State Inspections is certified by the NRPP – Joe Deafenbaugh Certification #111488-RT and licensed by The State of Ohio Department of Health License Number: RT1620
When it comes to understanding your risk from radon exposure, your number means a lot. Radon is measured in pico curies per liter of air (pCi/L). 4.0 pCi/L is the level established by the US EPA for action. Any building testing above this level should be fixed. High radon levels can be a risk anywhere in any state. Old homes and new homes, with and without basements can have a radon problem. And two houses right next door to each other can have very different radon levels.
Average US indoor air level = 1.3 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air). If you smoke and your radon levels are elevated, your risk for lung cancer is especially high. Smaller lungs and faster breathing rates may result in greater radon exposure in children relative to adults. Indoor radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, responsible for more than 21,000 U.S. lung cancer deaths each year. When you breathe in radon, radioactive particles from radon gas can get trapped in your lungs, where they can damage DNA as they release alpha radiation. It is National Radon Action Month – why not get tested?
Heart State Inspections used to be Grand View Property Inspections.