Did you know that one in every five homes in Virginia has elevated levels of radon? Radon is something that can easily fly under the radar, as it is a colorless and odorless gas. At Burgess Inspections, Inc., we can help you detect this hidden danger with the radon testing and inspection services we offer. You should never take any chances with radon or assume your home is safe.
What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that is released into buildings through the natural breakdown of uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil, and sometimes even water. The gas enters a dwelling through cracks, as well as through well water that contains radon. A tightly-sealed building can actually lead to higher levels of this gas, with basements and first floors more at risk for elevated levels. The good news is that high levels of radon can be reduced if they are detected.
The Dangers of Radon
According to the National Cancer Institute, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking. Sadly, it contributes to between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon levels vary across neighborhoods and homes, and you shouldn’t feel a false sense of security if your neighbor’s house has tested at a low level. We believe that knowledge is power, and you can eliminate the concern of radon from your home with our radon test and inspection services.
Our Radon Testing Process
When you schedule your radon test, a certified radon inspection professional will set up a radon detection system at your home. The detector collects air samples, allowing us to calculate an average radon level. If your results demonstrate high levels of radon, we can recommend local experts to address any concerns. The EPA recommends remediation for buildings that have a level of 4.0 pCi/L or greater.
Schedule Your Test Today
Burgess Inspections has completed almost 40,000 inspections, with a combined experience of over 85 years inspecting homes. Whether you need a home inspection, commercial inspection, or specialty inspection, you can trust that we will provide the information you need to protect your best interests. Contact us today at (844) 804-9219 to request a free quote or schedule online. We serve Richmond, Gloucester, West Point, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County, as well as Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Lexington.