When it comes to your home or business, it’s important to make sure it’s a healthy environment for everyone. Remove this worry with the professional radon test and inspection services of Burgess Inspections, Inc. Whether you’re buying, selling, or already living in a residence or commercial property, you can protect your family, employees, and customers from the risk of radon. Schedule online or request a quote now by calling (844) 804-9219.
What Is Radon?
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 about radon:
Approximately 1 in 5 homes in Virginia have elevated radon levels. Radon is an odorless, invisible gas. The only way to know for certain if your home or office is at risk is to test for it.
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.
High levels of radon can be reduced if detected.
Radon is released into buildings through the natural breakdown of uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil and sometimes water.
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.
Radon enters a dwelling through cracks and through well water that contains radon.
Our Radon Testing Process
Radon levels can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood and house to house. 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 to ensure the safety of your family and occupants.
- A certified radon inspection professional will set up a radon detection system at your residence or business.
- The detector collects air samples, allowing us to calculate an average radon level.
- The EPA recommends remediation for buildings that have a level of 4.0 pCi/L or greater.
- If the results show high levels of radon, we can recommend local experts to address any concerns.
Schedule a Radon Test Today
If you have concerns that your commercial property may be exposed to radon, contact Burgess today to schedule a radon test or request a free quote by calling (844) 804-9219. We serve Waynesboro, Charlottesville, West Point, Gloucester, and all nearby Richmond communities. Choose from our specialized inspections such as stucco/EIFS inspections, sewer inspections, mold sampling, and new construction inspections.