I am buying a home. Should I get the home tested?
- Yes! The state of Tennessee Radon Division advises buyers to have the home tested prior to purchase. We can make arrangements with our radon equipment to do this testing at the time of your home inspection.
What is Radon?
- Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your family. Radon gas can be found in just about anywhere. It can get into any type of building — homes, offices, and schools — and build up to high levels.
What You Should Know About Radon
- Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see radon and you cannot smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. This is because when you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Radon in Old Houses – Radon in New Construction
- Old houses are risky, but there’s no way that a new-construction house could have a radon problem, right? Wrong. Although it’s a common misconception, the age of a home has nothing to do with whether or not radon is seeping up into the living spaces. In fact, some older homes might be safer because construction isn’t as tight as a new house.
- Radon occurs naturally in the soil. It doesn’t really matter when a house was built. What matters is how and where it was built. While some parts of the country are more susceptible, a radon inspection helps your customers know exactly what they’re getting into. It’s a smart idea.
We Use RadStar CRM Equipment
- RadStar Continuous Monitors are verified by the US EPA and included in the NEHA NRPP certification program.
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At 2Patriots Property Inspection Inc., we’ve got your back when you’re trying to make the most of a prospective home investment. We’ll provide an in-depth assessment of the property’s condition so that you can negotiate a purchase without failing to address important information that could prove costly in the months to come. Contact us today to request an inspection.
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