Our radon testing and inspection is often more important than most realize. Radon invades a home unknowingly and is a cancer causing radioactive gas that you cannot see, taste, or smell. Air filed with this gas increases your risk of lung cancer. All Michigan homes have varying levels of radon and in some counties it's more of a problem than others. Radon testing is very affordable compared to the cost of exposure.
Research & Analyze
We use top of the line radon monitors to measure radon levels. Our active radon monitor begins testing at the home inspection. 48 hours later when radon testing concludes. Any result of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher requires radon mitigation and issues need to be fixed.
Strategic Placement. Electronic Results.
Our radon testing device is strategically placed by the home inspector. When the machine shuts off, testing is complete and results are electronically sent for analysis. You will receive an email with the results.
Should I get Radon testing with a home inspection?
Radon Levels in Michigan
It’s important to understand that all homes in Michigan absolutely should be doing radon tests every few years; yet seldom do. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of terminal lung cancer.
1 in 4 homes will have high radon readings. In some counties, “as many as 40-50% of the homes are likely to have a radon problem.” The map below shows that some of the most populated areas in Metro Detroit have an orange level.
Ask yourself when was the last time the home you are looking at buying was tested for Radon? Maybe 15 years ago. Maybe never.