ADDITIONAL RADON INFORMATION LINKS
Radon gas in a residential structure presents a serious health hazard. Radon is second only to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer. It is the leading cause of non-smoking related lung cancer. Knowing this, it is imperative that home owners be aware of the radon level in their homes. Contrary to misinformation being circulated in the Grand Forks area, Radon gas is a concern in Grand Forks and surrounding communities. Generally speaking, most homes in the Grand Forks area will test above the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L. Excessive radon levels should be mitigated to provide the healthiest, safest environment possible for your loved ones. Radon in your home is something you can control for a minimal expense. If you wouldn't leave your family in a room full of toxic smoke products why would you leave them occupy a house with excessive Radon levels? Basement areas are used for bedrooms, living areas, family rooms and game rooms. When spending this much time in your basement why not be sure it is as safe as possible. Having said that, Radon is not exclusive to basement areas, Radon can be an issue at any level, even in the living areas of slab homes and homes with crawl spaces. Educate yourself with the facts. Radon is a silent killer and needs to be stopped! Protect your family and test your home.
Home Sweet Home Inspections provides state of the art Radon measurement and analysis. We use a continuous Radon monitoring process with a monitor that is put in place for a minimum of 48 hours. The monitor records an air sample every hour. An analysis and results can be provided the same day the monitor is retrieved from the property. This type of measurement is much more informative than over the counter retail type test kits.
Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (red zones) Highest Potential
Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones) Moderate Potential
Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones) Low Potential
Two companies the install EPA compliant systems:
Valley Radon Mitigation, Inc. 701-866-8901
Innovative Basements Systems 877-365-0097