Radon is a colorless, odorless, cancer-causing radioactive gas. It is the byproduct of the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in the ground. This gas penetrates into a house through cracks in the foundation. Radon is also found in water and can enter a house through well water.
Testing is the only way to detect radon gas. An electronic continuous radon monitor (CRM) is left at the house. This monitor takes hourly readings of radon levels in the house. Radon tests take two to three days and can be done with an inspection or separately.
After the test, a report is compiled and delivered to the client. Should radon exist, there are companies that specialize in radon mitigation. There are also mitigation methods that a homeowner can install.
Apex Inspection Services is a State of Ohio licensed radon testing company.
Radon Levels by County
The following is a map of Ohio and the average radon concentrations in each county. The EPA recommends that a mitigation system be installed at a level of 4.00 pCi/l or higher
Radon Levels Across the US