Radon Information

Michigan Counties Average Radon Levels Exceed EPA Guidelines - You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. Testing your home is the only way to know whether your home has elevated radon levels. 

Now is the time to test for Radon levels while you still have the opportunity to negotiate the installation costs of a mitigation system. After the purchase, its to late and a costly expense upward of $1,500 to install a radon mitigation system.

Note: Innovative Home Inspection does not provide Radon testing or remediation services. Contact me for recommended radon service providers in your area.

Radon Levels in Your Area......?

  • Livingston County is 4.5 pCi/L  (41% Home Tested > 4pCi/L)
  • Oakland County is 3.9 pCi/L (30% Home Tested > 4pCi/L)
  • Wayne County is 2.5 pCi/L (17% Home Tested > 4pCi/L)
  • Washtenaw County  is 5.2 pCi/L (30% Home Tested > 4pCi/L)

What is the Radon Level In Your County?

The average radon concentration in the indoor air of America’s homes is about 1.3 pCi/L. It is upon this level that EPA based its estimate of 20,000 radon-related lung cancers a year upon. It is for this simple reason that 
EPA recommends homes be fixed if the radon level is 4 pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter) or more. Because there is no known safe level of exposure to radon, EPA also recommends that Americans consider fixing their home for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L. The average concentration of radon in outdoor air is 0.4 pCi/L or 1/10th of EPA’s 4pCi/L action level.

What is Radon Gas....?

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes and finished basement, schools, and buildings around the world. Environmental Radon Gas comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil.

Radon is a Class A carcinogen and the second leading cause of lung cancer
in non-smokers. Radon mitigation systems is a proven method to reduce radon levels in homes and buildings. The Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

Facts About Radon Gas...?

How We Test...?

Continuous Radon Monitoring,  Accurate and Efficient!  This is truly a State-of-the-Art system for providing radon testing for your real estate purchase! No other radon monitor available today can provide you with a more comprehensive test and record real-time continuous measurements of radon gas. Air is either pumped or diffuses into a counting chamber. The counting chamber is typically a scintillation cell or ionization chamber. Scintillation counts are processed by electronics, and radon concentrations for predetermined intervals are stored in the instrument's memory or transmitted directly to a printer. Our radon testing is provided by a third party services.

How Does Radon Gas Enter Your Home....?

Radon Gas enters buildings through small openings in the foundation. Since the building can hold the radon similarly to smoke trapped under a glass, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many times that of outdoor levels.

Canton Home Inspection How Radon Enters The Home

How Is Radon Levels Mitigated....?

The best method in reducing radon levels in the home is by installing a PVC vent pipe through the basement floor to force vent the radon gas below the slab to the exterior of the home. This method of radon reduction is known as "subslab depressurization." Typically, a hole is drilled through the basement floor and remove enough soil to create a pit (or a sump pit is used), then a PVC pipe is installed in the hole and properly sealed and finally routed to the outside. On the exterior of the home a fan is attached to the pipe to create suction to draw the radon from below the basement slab floor into the pipe, rather than allowing it to creep into the home. A differential water gauge is placed on the pipe to show that it is creating suction. The typical cost of a having a radon mitigation system installed range between $800 - $1,500.

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