Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon cannot be seen or smelled. The gas may enter the home through cracks or other holes in the home’s foundation. Radon can also get into your home through well water. Since long term exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer, it is important to know the levels of radon in your home.
Radon is impossible to avoid completely because it is in the air we breathe. Any home can have radon including new construction homes and old homes. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level. Since there are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon, testing is the only way to determine your home’s radon levels. If your home has high concentrations of radon there are ways to reduce it to acceptable levels. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends remediation of radon if the radon level is 4 pCi/L or higher.
Triumph Home Inspection uses continuous radon measurement devices to obtain accurate measurements. These devices continuously measure and record the amount of radon in the air.
Water Quality Testing
Using an EPA approved water quality testing laboratory, we can provide, at additional cost, a variety of water quality tests to help insure that the water is safe to drink. Testing can also determine whether other impurities are present such as iron.
Tests can be performed to determine:
- Potability (odor, color, bacteria, pH, hardness, nitrates, nitrites)
- Radon in water
- Metals (arsenic, lead, iron)