Schedule your radon test in the Columbus, Dayton & Marysville, OH area
Radon Gas Testing in Ohio
Radon is an invisible gas that is odorless and tasteless. Radon gas is naturally occurring and is derived from the breakdown of uranium in the soil.
While low levels of radon are not harmful, coming into contact with high levels can put your family’s health at risk as well as increase the chance of lung cancer and other illnesses. That’s why we offer radon testing to ensure the safety of your home.
Radon gas is a significant problem for homes in Ohio because of the climate and soil. Homes are also built in a way that encourages radon to seep through basement cracks and sump pumps.
For radon testing in Columbus, Dayton, and Marysville, OH areas, turn to Habitation Investigation LLC. Our radon professionals will check to see if your home has over 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of radon. If so, we’ll refer you to a radon mitigation company. Call today to schedule your radon inspection.
Ensure your safety with a radon test
Habitation Investigation conducts radon tests and home inspections for buyers, sellers, and current homeowners. No one should be exposed to high levels of radon. Most common homeowners aren’t even aware it’s a threat. For your safety and peace of mind, our radon inspectors will:
Don’t expose your family to harmful gas, especially radon. Make sure your home doesn’t contain high levels of radon gas or any other hazard. Pair your radon test in Mechanicsburg and Columbus OH with a traditional home inspection from Habitation Investigation.
What is radon?
Radon gas is a naturally occurring gaseous radioactive element. It is invisible, odorless, and tasteless, It is derived from the radioactive decay of uranium. Radon is naturally occurring and present throughout the environment at very low levels. However, when high levels are present, people are at a higher risk for lung cancer.
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States – second only to smoking. For nonsmokers, radon is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles (polonium) that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down alpha particles damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of time.
Your chances of getting lung cancer from radon depend mostly on: 1. How much radon is in your home, 2. The amount of time you spend in your home, 3. Whether you are a smoker or have ever smoked.
A Citizens Guide to Radon has good information and charts to show the deaths from radon vs other ways of death.
Why is Radon more of a problem in Ohio homes?
The soil in Ohio contains uranium. As the uranium breaks down and those things break down some more radon is one of the eventual “products” of this breakdown. Ohio homes can have high levels of radon in the indoor air because of how they are built and the climate in Ohio. Having a basement and a fairly decent length of the heating season causes a chimney effect which can help pull the soil gases and radon into the home through small cracks and sump pumps.
All counties of the US have been assigned a zone of 1 to 3 based on radon potential. Zone 1 Highest Potential (greater than 4 pCi/L), Zone 2 Moderate Potential (from 2 to 4 pCi/L), and Zone 3 Low Potential (less than 2 pCi/L). Note:
All of Ohio’s counties are listed as either Zones 1 or 2. (Highest & Moderate potential)
Here is a pdf of Ohio showing the radon levels
The EPA suggests a radon test in your home first as this is the main source of elevated radon levels.
Habitation Investigation radon testing is available in the Central Ohio area as part of home inspections.
Why Choose Us For a Radon Test?
If you’re looking for reliable radon testing services in Ohio, Habitation Investigation is the best choice for you. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled at high levels. It’s crucial to have your home tested for radon to ensure the safety of your family. Habitation Investigation has a team of skilled and experienced radon professionals who are equipped with the latest technology to provide accurate and reliable radon testing services.
You can request a radon test from Habitation Investigation, and they’ll promptly schedule an appointment at your convenience. They use state-of-the-art testing equipment to measure the levels of radon in your home accurately. If the test results show high levels of radon, Habitation Investigation will work with you to develop a mitigation plan to reduce the levels of radon in your home. Their radon services are designed to give you peace of mind and protect your family from the dangers of radon exposure.
Choosing Habitation Investigation for radon testing services in Ohio is a wise decision that can help keep your family safe from the harmful effects of radon exposure. With their reliable radon professionals and advanced testing equipment, you can be sure that you’re getting accurate and trustworthy results. Don’t wait until it’s too late to test for radon. Contact Habitation Investigation today to request a radon test and ensure the safety of your home and loved ones.