Radon Testing Baltimore, MDServing the Baltimore & Washington Area
Baltimore MD Radon Testing
4U Inspection Services offers radon testing for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C. metro area. Radon is a dangerous odorless gas that can impact any type of home and contributes to more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths annually. If you are looking to sell or purchase a home our team of experienced inspectors can test the home for radon. and offer recommended solutions to help stop radon from spreading throughout the home.
Don’t Worry if Your Home Has Radon
If you are a looking to purchase or sell a home and want to know if your home has high radon levels contact one of our team members today and schedule your radon test now.
What Is Radon and Where Does Radon Come From ?
Radon is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas that comes from uranium found in soil, water, and rocks. Radon is can be found in soil, water, and rocks and can be found in low lying areas outdoors.
Radon is a radioactive gas, which means breathing it in will expose you to radiation. Alpha radiation emitted from radon is similar to that of plutonium. Even small amounts of radon radiation are comparable to standing near a nuclear power plant or radioactive waste site.
Why is Radon Dangerous?
Most homeowners know about the dangers of smoke and carbon monoxide and have detectors in their homes to guard against those dangers. However, not many homeowners know about radon and what it can do to their health. Radon that is found in a home with limited ventilation can spread rapidly increasing the odds of those living the home to be at risk for lung cancer.
We Make the Radon Testing Process Less Stressful
“Our Inspector provided a thorough inspection. For several reasons he performed this task at an above and beyond standard. Offered flexible scheduling, kept a professional demeanor, was patient while explaining his observations, provided helpful advice, and did not hurry. I would recommend 4U Inspection Services to others.”
Why Should I Care About Radon?
Leading Cause of Cancer
of Radon Comes from Soil Under the Home
Homes Have Elevated Radon Levels
What’s to Know About Baltimore MD Radon Testing
How Does Radon Enter a Home?
Radon is a gas that enters your home through foundation cracks, drains, sump pumps, poorly insulated joints, as well as any exposed soil, such as crawlspaces.
What is a Radon Mitigation System?
Radon mitigation happens as a result of airflow exchange, and the most often used method is a vent pipe system and fan that pulls radon from under the house and vents it to the outside.
Although radon off-gassing from building materials is minimal, it is often the fastest route for radon to get inside your home. Building and manufacturing materials such as concrete, gypsum board, granite, and field stone have been known to emit small amounts of radon. Nowadays, builders are encouraged to use radon-resistant building techniques to minimize related health risks..