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Maryland Home Inspection Services are certified in Radon Gas Inspections and can help you to assure that your home is safe from this dangerous, cancer causing g

What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas. It is not poisonous. Radon occurs naturally from the breakdown of deposits of radium and uranium that are present in virtually all soils everywhere in the US and throughout the world. Normally, the radon gas disperses harmlessly into the air; but, it can get into homes, and since you can't see it or smell it, you can't tell if itís there. 

Radon is a "noble" or "inert" gas, which means it doesn't combine readily with other elements. Radon is the heaviest known gas, 9 times denser than air, and it consists of one, tiny, single atomóso it can penetrate most common building materials like sheet rock, mortar, wood, most insulation, even concrete. and block walls or flooring. 

What is a radon test?

A radon test is a simple, non-invasive test that can be conducted in as little as 48 to 96 hours to determine if radon gas is present. The inspector will need access to the home to initially place the measurement devices, and to retrieve the devices upon completion of the test. A detailed analysis is performed by a certified lab and results are provided to you generally within 2 days of submission for analysis. Not all inspectors are equal or even certified to perform a radon measurement inspection.  Certification is not required in the state of Maryland, however, to set us apart from others Maryland Home Inspection Services has chosen to be 100% certified and recognized by the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2). Certification # IAC2-02-0919

What can I do if radon is detected?

First and foremost, "Don't Panic". In most cases, radon is easily mitigated by a trained professional licensed mitigation company. Once mitigation has been completed, we can conduct a Post Mitigation radon Measurement Clearance Test. We act as an unbiased third party to ensure that your mitigation was successful. 

U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory

"Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques."

What you should know about radon?
Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you canít see, smell or taste. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your family. radon gas can be found in just about anywhere. It can get into any type of building -- homes, offices, and schools -- and build up to high levels. radon can also be present in your water, gas can dissolve and accumulate in underground water sources and permeate into your drinking water supply. A separate radon Water Test can be performed to ensure that your water is safe for consumption.

You should test for radon. 
Testing is the only way to find out about your home's radon level. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing of all homes below the third floor for radon.

Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon 
Take a few minutes to learn all about radon.  This may just be some of the most important life saving information you will ever learn. Important Radon Information.

You can fix a radon problem. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.

How Does Radon Enter a Home?
There are two main sources for the radon in your home's indoor air: the soil and the water supply. Compared to radon entering the home through water, radon entering your home through the soil is usually a much larger risk.

Maryland Radon Testing

The cost of radon testing 

Radon testing costs $185.00. This can vary depending on the size and configuration of the house to be tested (extremely large areas may need additional testing). Unlike other testing companies Maryland Home Inspection Services performs two testing samples simultaneously to help avoid false negatives and positives by only performing one single test. This gives you the peace of mind that the radon test results are accurate. This is all included in our all inclusive pricing.

Discounts are given if the test is performed in conjunction with any other of our other services.  Please ask us about our radon testing services and give yourself peace of mind.

Maryland's radon Zone Map shows each county's radon risk level. The red areas have the highest radon risk.

The big issue about radon is that it is a gas when we inhale it, but if it decays into solids while it is in our lungs, those solids stay in our lungs for the rest of the decay cycle, emitting alpha, beta and gamma particles.

Maryland radon Map
What do the colors mean?

Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) (red zones) Highest Potential
Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones) Moderate Potential
Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones) Low Potential

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