Q: What Is Radon?

A: Radon is a dangerous gas that occurs naturally in our environment. It is radioactive and can be cancer causing. Radon moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks, holes in the foundation, and even your water.

 

Q: Why should I test for Radon?

A: The Surgeon General & the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing all houses. Nearly one out of every 15 homes is estimated to have an elevated problem. Local Radon measurements or results taken in other homes in your neighborhood are not predictions for your home's level. Testing is the ONLY way to find out what your home's Radon levels are.

 

Q: How do I test for Radon in my home?

A: Once you schedule for testing we will set up special interference-proof air canisters that can measure the Radon levels in different areas of the house. These tests are a length of 48 Hours normally and are painless & out of the way.

 

Q: Is Radon a fixable problem?

A: YES! If your home does test for high levels there are ways to reduce them to acceptable levels. We can help you explore and offer a referral for Radon Mitigation. Let us help you breath cleaner air!

 

Q: What is Mold?

A: Mold is an essential part of our natural outdoor environment that break down dead organic matter. But indoor, mold can be potentially toxic. There are many types of Mold. They reproduce by microscopic spores that become airborne and can attach to your home's surfaces.

 

Q: Why should I test for Mold?

A: Mold that gets established can gradually destroy the things it grows on, including your home's furnishings and structural components. Exposure to Mold by inhaling or touching the spores can cause allergic reactions & irritation to the lungs, eyes, skin, nose & throat. You can avoid costly damage and health issues for you and your family by testing your home's air quality.

 

Q: How do I test for Mold in my home? 

A: Once a test is scheduled we can either test your home's air quality by taking samples or take a swab test on surfaces. Air sampling tests the concentration of mold spores in your home's air. Air tests can tell you if you have a mold problem even if you cannot find the mold growth. Swab testing takes samples from household surfaces to find the amount of mold growth and spores deposited around the home. Unlike air sampling though, swab tests can't identify the exact concentration of mold spores in the air. Samples are then sent off to ProLab and looked at under a microscope. Air tests can tell you if you have a mold problem even if you cannot find the mold growth. The testing is brief and accurate and results are generally 48 hour turnarounds.

 

Q: Can I get rid of Mold in my home?

A: ABSOLUTELY! You can prevent mold by controlling unwanted moisture intrusion. But if your test should come back with elevated mold spore levels we can refer you to a Mold specialist and get the removal process started. We understand you want to protect your investment and family, let us figure out if your in potential risks!

 

Q: Can I test for Radon and or Mold before my home inspection?

A: Testing before is no problem. We can have your results in your hand before your inspector shows up so you can decide weather or not to proceed with an inspection.

 

Q: When should I test for Radon and Mold?

A: Testing for Radon and or Mold has no limit. We help you out with knowing if your at risk of either no matter if your buying, selling, or even just want to know the actual facts about your home.