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 have radon testing performed so you 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.
Radon testing is available upon request and at an additional cost.
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Guy Miner, owner of Triumph Home Inspection, LLC, is a Certified Home Inspector with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). He is also a member of the Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors. To read more about Guy, please see our About Us page.
The inspectors at Triumph Home Inspection strictly adhere to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection’s Regulations and the American Society of Home Inspectors’ (ASHI) Code of Ethics.
We service all of Connecticut but specialize in small local towns like East Hampton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Lyme, Glastonbury, Hebron, Madison, Marlborough, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Salem.