35303 Ponder Lane Troy, MO 63379

Radon Testing

Home Inspections in Troy, MO and Warrenton, MO

Radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and is responsible for about 21,000 deaths per year.  The risk of lung cancer from Radon is seven times higher than second hand smoke (3,000 deaths per year).  We offer Radon Testing in Troy, MO Warrenton, MO as well as surrounding areas.

What Is Radon Gas?

In a nutshell, Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas.  It’s produced by natural but radioactive decay of Uranium in soils.  Radon is the heaviest known gas and at 9 times heavier than air it can penetrate leather, wood, drywall, concrete block and most building materials.

You can’t smell, taste or see radon.  It’s colorless and odorless.  There are no immediate symptoms of exposure, only long-term.  By then, it’s usually too late.

Is There Really Radon Gas In Missouri?

Yes. About 50% of the homes we test have radon levels exceeding the EPA recommended average. Homes in Warren, Lincoln, Pike, Montgomery and St. Charles Counties are at risk of elevated radon levels.

The U.S. Radon map shows most of Missouri in the moderate risk category which means many homes may have elevated radon gas levels.

50% of Homes We Test Have Elevated Radon Levels.

What Does Radon Testing Involve?

An electronic radon monitoring device is placed in the home.  Each hour the device samples the air and detects the amount of radon present.  After 48 hours, the data is collected and a report is generated.  The report shows exact radon levels in the home over the 48 hour period as well as whether corrective action is needed, based on EPA recommendations.  Our Radon Tests are approved for real estate transactions.

Can A Radon Gas Problem Be Fixed?

Yes.  Radon mitigation commonly reduces levels of radon gas to much less than the “red line”.  Radon mitigation systems are fairly common in Missouri.  In fact, you’ve probably seen one on the outside of a home. 

Even homes with mitigation systems should be tested occasionally to ensure the mitigation system is working properly.

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