Maryland Radon Testing

Radon Testing in the Westminster, Baltimore, Annapolis, and surrounding areas

What is Radon?

You cannot see, smell or taste Radon… but it may be a problem in your Maryland area home without you even knowing it!  

Radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment produced by the decay of Uranium. Unfortunately, research has shown that it is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas, and the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., according to the U.S. Surgeon General. Radon levels in Maryland, particularly in Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Washington counties, have the potential to be higher than the recommended safe levels.

Testing is the only way to know your home’s radon level.  Nearly one out of every 15 homes is estimated to have elevated radon levels. The Surgeon General and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend testing all houses at least once every 5 years. Millions of Americans have already had their homes tested for radon, and you should, too.

MD RADON TESTING

Let me test your Maryland home for radon.  You cannot predict your home’s radon level based on state or local radon measurements or on test results taken in other homes in your neighborhood. Your next-door neighbor’s home may have safe Radon levels while your home may have dangerous levels or vice-versa.  I use special equipment including interference-proof air canisters that professionally measure the radon levels in your house. These measurements are taken for a brief and limited time, which may be especially important if the home is part of a Real Estate transaction such as buying or selling the home.  We can perform stand-alone Radon Testing or we can bundle it with your Home Inspection for your convenience.

The only way to know whether your home’s radon level is safe or not is to have it tested!  Wouldn’t you like to know if a silent killer is lurking in your home’s air? Your health and your family’s health are far too important to wonder whether or not your home has a safe Radon level or not. Call 443-939-HOME (4663) today to schedule your Radon test so that you can “Rest easy with Absolute Assurance!™”

What if Radon Levels are High?

 

There is good news – a radon problem can be fixed!  If your Baltimore area home has high radon levels, there are ways to fix it. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable and healthier levels. I can help you understand the basics of radon mitigation systems and explain how they work so that you will be informed before seeking the services of a professional radon mitigation contractor. The contractor will survey the home to determine the proper type of mitigation system, design and install the system, and seal cracks, holes, and other openings in the home’s structure to minimize Radon entry into the living space.

After you have a mitigation system installed, schedule an independent Radon Test with us to ensure that your new system is in fact reducing the Radon levels in your home to within safe limits as recommended by the EPA. And don’t forget to have us re-test your home at least once every 5 years to ensure your family’s safety!