Testing is the ONLY way to know if your home has a radon problem. At RADON Protection Services, we use only trained and certified radon measurement technicians, state of the art equipment, and industry-recommended and approved standards
Professional testing can be scheduled with a phone call or by online form. Our trained and certified technician will arrive promptly, explain the testing procedures and set the equipment to begin testing. A door hanger and brochure will be provided that outlines the testing procedures.
Doors and windows should remain closed except for brief entrance and exit to the home for twelve hours prior to and during testing. After 48 hours of continuous monitoring, our certified technician will come to pick up the equipment. You will receive a pdf by email of all the results for your home. We are available to discuss results and a possible action plan if radon levels are found to be elevated in your home. We do not provide mitigation services and won't try to sell you anything. We can give you a list of certified mitigation specialists in the area and test your home again once the fix has been installed.
REALTORS(R) are in the best position to protect both buyers and sellers from the risk of radon. A very important addition to any home inspection is radon testing.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that all home sellers test for radon prior to selling their home. If radon levels are found to be at 4 pCi/L or above, radon remediation systems should be installed. All testing and remediation paperwork should be provided to potential buyers.
The EPA also recommends that ALL BUYERS of real estate perform radon testing as part of their due diligence when purchasing any home, even new construction. Homes in every county in Tennessee and across the United States have been found with dangerous levels of radon, even next door to and in the same neighborhoods as homes with low levels of radon.
At RADON Detection Services, we are used to working REALTORS and home inspectors. We make scheduling simple and convenient. Reports will be provided promptly by email to all parties. Phone and e-mail consultations are free and always welcomed.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all rock and soils. Radon usually moves from the ground up and migrates into homes, schools and other buildings. Once trapped inside, radon accumulates and may becomes a significant health hazard.
Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless. The only way to determine risk is to test. Radon is estimated to cause over 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. The EPA and the Surgeon General have warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend that ALL HOMES and apartments below the third floor be tested for radon. The EPA also recommends testing in schools.
Testing is inexpensive and simple. Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon. If you find high levels of radon in your home, it's a problem that can easily be fixed. Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high radon levels can be reduced to within acceptable levels.
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY. TEST TODAY.
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY. TEST TODAY.
You can't see radon. You can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. It is easy to test for and relatively simple to fix, but first you have to know if your home has a problem. It is estimated that nearly one in 15 American homes has a radon level that should be reduced. Middle Tennessee homes are at even higher risk. The EPA and Surgeon General estimate that radon causes over 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year and recommend that homeowners take action to reduce radon levels where they are 4 pCi/L or higher.
Nothing is more important than your family's health and well-being. At RADON Detection Services, we are dedicated to providing the most accurate and timely radon testing possible to help you protect your family. You can trust our testing procedures and results. Our only business is testing; we do not sell mitigation services although we can give you a list of providers if the radon levels in your home warrant taking action. Testing your home is the only way to know if your family is at risk. Even if you don't use our professional testing services, we urge you to make plans now to test your home.
Samantha Jones, Project Manager
HIGHEST POTENTIAL -- Zone 1 counties shown above in RED have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L.
MODERATE POTENTIAL -- Zone 2 counties shown above in ORANGE have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L.
LOW POTENTIAL -- Zone 3 counties shown above in YELLOW have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L.
The US Environmental Protection Agency Recommends*:
- If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon.
- For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
- Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and, in many cases, may be reduced.
- Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.
RADON RISK MAP BY TENNESSEE COUNTY