A Valuable Addition To Add To A Home Inspection

Home Inspector with Maryland Home Inspection Services, Inc.

What you should know about radon?

U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory
"Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques."  

You can fix a radon problem. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.  

What is a Radon test?
A radon test is a simple, non-invasive test that can be conducted in as little as 48 to 96 hours to determine if radon gas is present.  

Maryland Home Inspection Services is certified in radon Inspections and can help you to assure that a home is safe from this dangerous, cancer causing gas.  

Learn More About Radon Here http://www.marylandhomeinspectionservices.com/radon.html

Comments (5)

CJ Davies
Davies and DeGennaro Real Estate - Long Beach Island, NJ
Davies and DeGennaro

We don't have that problem where I do real estate but its always interesting to hear how certain things can cause drastic complications in other markets.  Thanks for sharing.

Mar 01, 2011 05:24 AM
Steve Merson 512 412 1621
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

Hi Jim,

Thank you for the information. Certainly worth having the test done!


Mar 01, 2011 05:24 AM
Kathy Denworth
BHHS Keys Real Estate - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

Radon is not an issue in our area either, but we do have mold issues. Mold is a real pain in the butt, but we have really good people that determine the type of mold and how to get rid of it.

Mar 01, 2011 05:36 AM
Victor Zuniga
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties - San Diego, CA

It's my understanding that granite counter tops can give off radon gas. Here in CA. we don't see too much radon if any and this is the only example I've heard of.

Mar 01, 2011 06:12 AM
Jim Keilson
Maryland Home Inspection Services, Inc. - Gaithersburg, MD
Specializing in Mold and Radon Gas Testing.

Lots of info can be found here  http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap.html

See if you are in a Radon prevalent city.

Mar 04, 2011 06:17 AM