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Radon Testing

You’re wise to check your new home for Radon before you buy. The EPA says all homes can have Radon. This includes new homes as well as older homes. No mitigation systems installed in your neighborhood may simply mean those homes haven’t been tested.

So, what results do you need to make a decision about Radon levels. The answer is simply the average concentration over the testing period. This includes short term tests, as in a Real Estate transaction, or long term tests that might be done to monitor the effectiveness of an installed mitigation system. The EPA has set 4.0 piCul as the action level for a single family home. At or above that level requires a mitigation system to reduce harmful Radon levels.

Independent Home Inspection uses an electret based Radon monitoring system to measure your homes Radon level. Electrets have an initial electrical charge that decays at a known rate in the presence of Radon. I use annually calibrated equipment to measure the electret charge before and after exposure and a computer generates the result on the basis of the measured differences.

Electret systems advantages are many. They require no power source during testing. They continuously respond to Radon exposure rather than sampling (other methods sample hourly or ½ hourly). Results do not require a lab and accurately indicate the Radon average over the testing period. In fact this method of Radon testing has been determined to be the most accurate system available today.

Independent Home Inspection is available to test your homes Radon either with a home inspection or alone. Call or text today for availability and cost: 410-504-3751

www.IndependentHomeInspectionMD.com

Little Things Add Up

That little faucet drip that you’ve been meaning to get around to fixing could be wasting gallons.

It’s hard to estimate the true size off a drip of water, but over time it could be as much as 5 gallons in a single day. That adds up to over 1500 gallons a year.

How long did you say you’ve been putting that off?

While your home inspection might find major defects before you buy, all homes have cumulative minor deficiencies that, when taken together, can keep you busy for a while.

None of these problems can be construed as major, but a thorough home inspection can help you anticipate needs and future priorities before you buy.  Saving you time and money.