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Chris Brown, Owner/Inspector

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Practice what you preach!

I just received a new Airthings Corentium Pro Radon testing machine, so what better place to test it on than my own home. I did a 48 hour test, with a 12 hour delay to allow the house to be "closed" as well as possible. The current EPA threshold is 4 Picocuries/liter (pCi/L) or less of radon. My house, 7 pCi/L. I am going to run a 90 day "Alpha Track" test as a backup test to confirm the results. But at the level of 7 pCi I would feel comfortable recommending radon mitigation. The way I look at it, radon exposure has been proven time and time again to be a cause of lung cancer (second highest cause of lung cancer behind smoking, about 20,000 cases per year in the U.S. as a result of radon exposure). To me spending the money to protect my family and my kids in the form of a test and some potential radon mitigation is money well spent. The EPA recommends having your home tested for radon every 2 years, even if you have a radon mitigation system installed. These are actual tangible steps you can take to safeguard your home, and your loved ones. Contact me today to schedule a radon test for your home.