Radon Testing for the Erie & Pittsburgh, PA Area

What is radon?

Radon is radioactive gas that is colorless and odorless. It is produced by decaying uranium and found in all soils. When this gas enters your home and gets trapped, it can begin to cause problems. Prolonged exposure to radon can cause lung cancer.

So, how does it get into your house? The radon gas moves from soil into your home and can seep through pores in the concrete. The worst points of entry include gaps in the walls and floors. It can also come in through gaps around pipes and wires, crawl spaces, and openings around the sump pump.

There are Several Types of Testing

Short term, long term, and continuous tracking. Home Inspection Management will help perform the right amount of testing depending on your unique situation. It is important to act, but not overreact. While serious effects result from elevated levels of exposure over time, it is important to test the levels and decide on an action to take care of the problem.

Ways you can protect yourself from radon:

  • Install an airtight cover over your sump pump
  • Caulk cracks in the foundation and construction joints
  • Cover soil in crawl spaces

At Home Inspection Management, we assist customers in the Erie, PA with radon testing. We have state-of-the-art testing equipment that helps us determine if there is radon in your home, as well as give us a reading on how high or low the gas concentration might be. If you suspect radon in your home, give us a call and we can test it for you.

You Can Trust In H.I.M.

If you’re buying a home, call us to provide a thorough inspection from the inside out, we won’t rush through the home, letting necessary repairs go unnoticed.
Contact Us Today!