Radon Testing Services by Fred Herndon Home Inspections
Fred Herndon Home Inspections provides testing services for Radon gas.
Radon (Rn), is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that you can not see, smell or taste but may be a problem in your home.
Exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
The invisible, undetected gas can only be discovered by testing.
Radon and Home Sales
US Environmental Protection Agency – EPA
EPA Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon »
More and more, home buyers and renters are asking about radon levels before they buy or rent a home. Because real estate sales happen quickly, there is often little time to deal with radon and other issues. The best thing to do is to test for radon NOW and save the results in case the buyer is interested in them. Fix a problem if it exists so it won’t complicate your home sale. If you are planning to move, read EPA’s pamphlet “Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon,” which addresses some common questions (see also Radon in Real Estate). You can also use the results of two short-term tests done side-by-side (four inches apart) to decide whether to fix your home.
– US Environmental Protection Agency – EPA
US Surgeon General Health Advisory on Radon Gas
Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.
– US Surgeon General – January 2005