Radon Test

Radon, a radioactive gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause among all lung cancer cases. Radon is colorless, odorless, found across the U.S., and impossible to detect without proper testing. At WIN Home Inspection, our Radon Test ensures the health of you and your loved ones. Our certified inspectors use specialized equipment to accurately detect and measure radon levels in your home.

WIN Home Inspector doing a radon test at a house
WIN Home Inspector doing a radon test at a house

1 in 15

Homes have a higher than acceptable level of radon.

6 Million

Homes in the U.S. have radon levels above the recommended mitigation level.

21,000+

Deaths every year occur as a result of prolonged exposure to radon.

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How Does a Radon Test Work?

During a Radon Test with WIN, our expert inspectors perform a comprehensive test to determine the levels of radon present.

Home Inspector doing a radon inspection

STEP 1

Set Up the Detector

First, we’ll strategically place our radon detector in an appropriate area of the home, depending local regulations and the layout of the home.

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STEP 2

Wait for Two Days

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STEP 3

Analyze the Results

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STEP 4

Receive a Comprehensive Report

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FAQ

Yes, radon is commonly found in homes. It is a naturally occurring gas that can enter buildings through cracks and openings in the foundation. While the health effects of radon can be frightening, it’s important to know that if high levels of radon are detected, they can be mitigated.
Yes, high levels of radon can be fixed. Mitigation techniques, such as installing a radon mitigation system, can effectively reduce radon concentrations and make the home safe for occupancy.
A Radon Test typically takes two days to complete. Our inspectors will set up the testing equipment, where it will remain to collect air samples, and return two days later to collect the equipment and send the samples to an accredited lab for testing and analysis.
Yes, it is highly recommended to consider radon testing when buying a new home. Radon levels can vary even between neighboring homes, so testing is the only way to learn about the radon levels in the specific home you are purchasing.
It is recommended to test for radon in your home every two years. However, if you have made significant changes to your home's structure or ventilation, we recommend getting a new Radon Test to ensure the radon levels in your home remain low.
Yes, radon levels can change over time due to various factors, including changes in soil conditions and weather patterns. That’s why the EPA recommends testing every two years. Regular testing will help you monitor any fluctuations in radon levels.
Radon exposure is a leading cause of lung cancer, particularly among non-smokers. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon increases the risk of developing lung cancer over time.
To reduce radon levels in your home, professional radon mitigation systems can be installed. These systems use ventilation techniques to redirect radon gas from the soil away from the home, effectively lowering radon concentrations.
It is recommended to test for radon before selling your home as conducting a Radon Test provides valuable information to potential buyers and demonstrates your commitment to their health and safety.
Radon mitigation requirements vary by location. Some regions have regulations that require sellers to mitigate high radon levels before selling the property. It is essential to check with local authorities or consult with a real estate professional for specific requirements in your area. Whether or not radon mitigation is required, you may want to consider mitigating high radon levels in your home before selling to increase your home’s value and not deter interested buyers.
While a home with high radon levels could pose challenges when selling, addressing the issue through mitigation can help make the home more marketable. Disclosing the radon test results and providing evidence of mitigation can give potential buyers peace of mind.
As with addressing any health or safety concern, radon testing and/or mitigation could add value to your home. Getting the proper testing and addressing any identified issues demonstrates your commitment as a seller and makes your homes more attractive to buyers.