What is Radon?
RADON is an invisible gases emitted from the decay of uranium in the ground. This not something new, RADON has been around for a long time. RADON is becoming known through the (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency efforts to make important facts about RADON known to the public.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Radon, like other radioactive materials, undergoes radioactive decay that forms decay products. Radon and its decay products release radioactive energy that can damage lung tissue in a way that causes the beginning of lung cancer. The more radon you are exposed to, and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk of eventually developing lung cancer.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to 22,000 deaths per year. Radon causes lung cancer in nonsmokers and smokers alike.
Conducting a Radon Measurement
Testing for RADON is a simple, easy test that can be conducted in as little as 48 hours, which is regulated by the EPA Environmental Protection Agency.
Test for RADON today, East Tennessee has one the highest levels of RADON in the country. For as little as $100 you can find out if the levels of RADON in your home are a reason for concern. When I say levels I mean RADON is everywhere.
Test For Mold and Air Quality
Thermal (infrared) imaging is a technology that allows the INSPECTOR to show you things about your home that no one can show you using other inspection methods. Thermal imaging, or infrared thermography, produces images of invisible heat energy emitted from objects and systems in the home and allows us to measure it. Thermal imaging helps to diagnose the problem rather than merely identify symptoms and can sometimes, but not always, identify and document:
Electrical faults before they cause a fire
Overloaded and undersized circuits
Circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement
Missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation
Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, water
Moisture intrusion that could lead to mold
Possible pest infestation
Hidden roof leaks, before they cause serious damage
Air conditioner compressor leaks
Under fastening and/or missing framing members
Broken seals in double pane windows
Energy loss and efficiency
Dangerous flue leaks
Damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems
Unknown plumbing leaks
The colorful infrared images can then be included in the inspection report providing supporting documentation to the report. A picture is worth a thousand words.
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