Radon Inspection in Champaign IL
Radon Inspection in Champaign IL
To ensure your home and family's safety, Callaway and Associates, Inc. offers professional radon inspection in Champaign IL. Through home radon inspection, a house of apartment can be thoroughly tested for levels of radon so that remediation can take place if the results come out to be unacceptable. The World Health Organization and other health authorities indicate that radon exposure is a major and growing public health threat in homes. Therefore, homeowners and realtors are advised to include radon testing in their inspection processes to guarantee that the occupants are safely breathing clean, radon-free air.
Champaign IL has many homes that must be tested for radon. Therefore, the professionals at Callaway and Associates, Inc. work hard to make sure that homes, whether old or new, are radon-free. As radon is a major cause of lung cancer next to cigarette smoking, we attach importance to quality radon testing in homes so that occupants, especially those who are most vulnerable such as seniors and children, can live and breathe safely. For over 20 years, we have helped many homeowners, buyers, or sellers by accurately inspecting their homes for harmful levels of radon. We perform over 400 commercial and residential radon inspections per year.
Acceptable Levels of Radon
The Indoor Radon Abatement Act, also known as Radon Act 51, was passed by Congress in 1988 when scientists realized the dangers of radon gas. The act establishes the natural outdoor level of radon gas at 0.4 pCi/L as the target indoor radon level. Although the safe level of radon gas is actually 0, the acceptable indoor level of radon gas is set by the act to be below 0.4 pCi/L. However, most of the homes exceed this level, so the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set an action level of 4 pCi/L. At or above this level of radon, the EPA recommends taking corrective measures to reduce exposure to the harmful gas.
Studies show that a family with a home whose radon level is at 4 pCi/l is exposed to approximately 35 times as much radiation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would allow if that family was right next to the fence of a radioactive waste site. Moreover, experts estimate that a reduction of radon levels to below 2 pCi/L nationwide would likely reduce the annual lung cancer deaths attributed to radon by 50%. However, even with an action level of 2.0 pCi/L, the cancer risk presented by radon gas is still hundreds of times greater than the risks allowed for carcinogens in our food and water. Therefore, home radon inspection is important to remedy a potential problem early on.
Experts in Radon Inspection in Champaign IL
As an expert in radon inspection, Callaway and Associates, Inc. continues to stay current with the modern technologies for radon testing and inspection to ensure accurate readings and measurements and thus the right recommendations for remediation. We want your family to live safely in your home, and that is why we properly inspect your home for harmful levels of the substance. Through our processes, you can have peace of mind knowing that radon levels in your home can be correctly measured and that proper recommendations can be given for further courses of action.
Callaway and Associates, Inc. is the name to trust for quality radon inspection in Champaign IL. Get in touch with one of our professionals today to schedule an initial visit.