Radon TestingAccurite Building Inspections LLC does no mitigation for Radon. We only measure the Radon level in your home so there is no conflict of interest.
Radon Testing Portland RegionRadon Measurement
Isn't It Time To Have Your Home Tested For RADON????
We need to determine for you if:
If you elect to sell your home, prospective buyers are more concerned with a home that has not been tested for Radon, than a home that was found to have Radon Present and Properly Corrected.
Is your Home in any of the Following Zip Codes ?
Zip Codes of Concern RADON
97007 97030 97034 97062 97068 97045 97123 97140 97202 97203 97206 97210
97211 97212 97213 97214 97215 97216 97217 97218 97222 97229 97225 97230
97036 Clark County Washington
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Radon is a naturally occurring Chemically Inert (Cannot See or Smell) Gas. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) decay of uranium 238 in soil, rock, and water, and from the immediate decay of radium 226. Conducting a radon home test is the only way to find out if you and your family are at risk.
The concern with Radon is when it enters the home. Radon can infiltrate any type of building - homes, offices, and schools - and build up to high levels. But you and your family will most likely receive your greatest exposure where you spend most of your time... your home.
Radon enters the home from up through the soil, through your foundation and into your home. It does not matter if your home is 100 years old or recently built. If it was not built with radon-resistant features, then it is susceptible. It is true that some regions of the country have higher concerns than others, however no state is exempt.
When Radon gas decays into radioactive particles they can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. Not everyone exposed to elevated radon levels will develop lung cancer. And the amount of time between exposure and the onset of the disease may be many years.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that Radon causes 21,000 death each year. Second to Drunken Drivers, 17,000. Smoking combined with radon is an especially serious health risk. Children have been reported to be at greater risk than adults of certain types of cancer from radiation, but there are currently no conclusive data on whether children are at greater risk from radon than adults. Your chances of getting lung cancer from radon depend mostly on:
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you know what the indoor levels of radon are in your home, or any home you consider buying. Unlike many indoor air pollutants, radon does not cause headaches, nausea, or other similar symptoms.