Radon Testing

Are you concerned about radon in your Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut home? CMS Home Inspection will test your home, measuring for a particular radon level, in order to determine whether you’re facing a radon problem. Regardless of where you are in America, your home may be exposed to dangerous radon gas.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that’s produced as the uranium within the Earth’s crust decays and turns into radium which then decays into radon gas. In the outdoors, radon rising through the crust is dissipates naturally into the atmosphere.

Radon can become trapped within your home, posing a variety of health risks to you and your family. Radon is colorless, odorless, carcinogenic, and impossible to detect without the appropriate testing. According to the EPA, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer development in non-smokers. It’s for this reason, regular testing is crucial for overall indoor air quality.

If you currently own or are looking to invest in a Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut home, radon testing is invaluable. Learn more about conducting a radon gas test in your home today.

What Is A Radon Test, And How Does It Work?

Radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not your home has harmful radon levels. If your home is exposing you to radioactive gas like radon, a simple test for radon within your home enables you to make an informed decision moving forward. Findings of higher-than-average levels of radon, however, pose a health risk to both you and your family such as lung cancer, according to the surgeon general.

CMS Home Inspection offers radon testing using a continuous radon monitor. This is an electronic device that reads radon levels in the home with an hourly graph. To ensure accurate measurements, this device measures the home’s pressure to detect whether closed conditions have been maintained, alongside sensors to detect if the device has been moved during testing.

Did You Know?

In the state of Rhode Island, a radon tester needs to be licensed with the Department of Health. CMS Home Inspection is fully licensed for radon testing with the state of RI and certified for testing in MA and CT.

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Avoid Radon Exposure with Radon Testing

Peace of mind is one of the biggest benefits of a radon test in your home. Although radon has no smell, taste, or color, it is actually a leading cause of developing lung cancer. That means a radon test is the only way to determine your home’s level of radon.

When it comes to purchasing your home, the EPA recommends testing for radon, to avoid potential health risks associated with this radioactive gas. If levels are found to be high a radon mitigation system is required to reduce overall levels. If radon levels are satisfactory, however, the EPA recommends retesting every 5 years. Homes with existing radon mitigation systems in place should retest every 2 years.

Looking for radon mitigation professionals? CMS Home Inspection provides testing of radon gas in RI, MA, and CT.