RADON is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to the EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003)
The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend that all homes be tested for the presence of radon. ProTec Home Inspection, LLC is a qualified radon testing service, having completed the Radon Measurement Operator Proficiency course.
We use avariety of measuring devices that are placed in the lowest level of the residence for a minimum period of 48 hours. You should test for radon and take action if your recorded radon level is greater than 4.0 pCi/L (picocuries per liter). If your radon level is above 4.0 pCi/L radon mitigation systems can reduce the level of radon to a safe leval in your home.
Nearly 1 out of 15 homes in the US is estimated to have elevated radon levels. In New Mexico, the north central part of the state including Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties are considered high risk areas. Up to 30% of homes tested in Albuquerque and 40% in Santa Fe have shown radon levels which exceed the EPA recommended norms.