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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium which is found in soil, rock and water.  Radon finds its way into the house through cracks in the foundation and other means such as crawlspaces with no concrete floors or vapor barriers installed. Radon can also enter the home through well water and through different types of building materials; however, this is fairly uncommon. The main source of elevated levels of radon in a house usually comes from the soil.

Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time.


Both the EPA and The Surgeon General recommend reducing the radon levels in homes that have a level which is equal to or higher than 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L).  Levels below 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and can be reduced if desired.  Radon is a larger risk for those who smoke.

According to The Surgeon General, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and causes tens of thousands of deaths each year.


Radon has been found in homes (new and old) throughout the U.S.  When purchasing a new home, it is very important to test for radon during the inspection period to determine the radon levels. If the radon levels are elevated, a mitigation system can be installed to reduce the amount of radon in the house. If elevated levels of radon are found during a real estate transaction, discuss with your realtor the options for reducing the radon level.

Freedom Home Inspections uses the Sun Nuclear Continuous Monitoring System.  The system is installed in the home before or during the home inspection and operates for 48 hours. This report will inform the client of the average level of radon present during the testing period.