Expert Radon Testing
When it comes to your home or business, it’s important to make sure it’s a healthy environment for all who are present. Burgess Inspections, Inc. can remove one worry from your mind with our radon testing services in Richmond, VA, and the surrounding areas including Chesterfield and Henrico counties. Contact us today at (804) 794-1423 for more information.
The National Cancer Institute has released a fact sheet to help the public better understand the implications of radon in both residential and commercial buildings. Some important facts to know before your next radon inspection include the following:
- Radon is an odorless, invisible gas. The only way to know for certain if your Virginia home or office is at risk is to test for it.
- Radon is released into buildings through the natural breakdown of uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil and sometimes water. It enters a dwelling through cracks and also through well water that contains radon.
- Having a building that is tightly sealed up can lead to higher levels of this gas. Basements and first floors typically have elevated levels because of their proximity to the ground.
- After smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Every year it contributes to 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths.
Radon Inspection to Ensure Safety
In order to be sure your family, employees, and customers are safe, schedule a radon inspection with Burgess Inspections. Whether you’re buying, selling, or already living in a residence, being informed is the only way to protect loved ones and yourself. Radon testing is a simple procedure. An radon inspection professional will arrive at your residence and set up a radon detector. Over the next few days, the detector collects air samples, allowing us to figure an average radon level. Depending upon the results, we will recommend local experts to address any concerns. The EPA recommends remediation for buildings that have a level at 4.0 pCi/L or greater.
Protect Yourself. Request a Radon Test
Please keep in mind that even if your neighbor’s house tested at a low level for radon, it is still important for you to schedule your own assessment. Radon levels can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood and house to house. In addition to radon, we also offer other specialty inspection services including mold, pool and spa, and EIFS inspections.
With over 20,000 home inspections completed to date, you can trust the experienced professionals at Burgess. We’re trained in the Carson Dunlop method and fully insured. Contact us today at (804) 794-1423 to set up a radon inspection in Richmond, VA, for your home or office, and be sure to check out our resources for additional helpful information.