If you are buying or selling a home it is recommended by the EPA to have the home tested for Radon Gas.
Please click on the links below for additional information about Radon Gas, Recommendations, Education and Awareness, and Reductions.
Information about Radalink.
Click on the icons for more detailed information about the machines used for testing and how to read and understand Radon Reports.
Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s 2003 Assessment
of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003). The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention
and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports.
Remember that the EPA Recommends
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Why choose Talon Home Inspections for your Radon Testing?
Talon Home Inspections uses the best equipment in the industry to test your home for radon gas because we care about you and your family. We perform testing using state-of-the-art RadaLink AirCat Radon Continuous Monitoring Devices and are licensed by The National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
When using Talon Home Inspections to perform your general home inspection, a Radon Test can be added at an additional charge, or we can independently test your home for Radon Gas before and after mitigation. Standard testing is performed for a minimum of 48 hours and in some cases longer depending on the situation.
What is Radon?
Radon Is a Cancer-Causing, Radioactive Gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste, but it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells making them more vulnerable to radiation damage.
How much radon is present in Kentucky homes?
The average national indoor radon level is 1.3 pCi/L. The average indoor radon level in Fayette County is 8.0 pCi/L.* This level is the equivalent of 400 chest x-rays per year, or 16 cigarettes per day. See your county’s average indoor radon level here.
Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). The EPA has set an action level of 4.0 pCi/L, stating that homes testing at or above this level should be mitigated. Even if your home tested at a level of below 4.0 pCi/L, you should still consider mitigation because radon levels less than 4.0 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced. The lower the levels the safer you and your family are in your own home.
Radon Testing in Lexington, Georgetown, KY and Surrounding Areas
What is Radon Mitigation?
A Radon Mitigation System reduces the level of radon gas in the home after it is installed. High radon levels are easily mitigated with the installation of a Radon Mitigation System. Although the cost may vary depending on the size and design of the home, it seldom costs more than $1,200 – $2500 unless it’s a large home or has multiple foundation types.
Radon mitigation systems not only work well in reducing radon concentrations by up to 99%, but also completely prevent damp soil air from entering the house which greatly improves indoor air quality as well. Very little maintenance is required. Operating costs are generally less than $10.00 a month in operating the fan.
It is strongly recommended that another radon test be performed after the installation of the mitigation system to ensure that radon levels have been reduced. It is advisable that the test be performed prior to final payment to the mitigation company is made.
Talon Home Inspections does not install Radon Mitigation Systems therefore we are an independent testing company that can inspect your home both before and after installation to ensure the mitigation has alleviated the problem.
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