Radon in air
Radon, is a naturally occurring gas that exists in the soil in Maine. Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the United States. Average outdoor concentration of radon in Maine is around .4 (pCi/L). Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a recommended action level of 2.0 pCi/L or more for indoor air. One in three Maine homes will have a problem with high indoor airborne radon levels.
Radon in water
Radon gas in the soil dissolves into ground water. When it enters a home through plumbing fixtures it off gasses and becomes an airborne pollutant. An example of this is taking a hot shower as the water disperses through the shower head it can off gas Radon if present. Maine CDC recommends mitigation of radon in water for levels over 4000 pCi/L.
When selling or buying a home
Radon testing for a real estate transaction in the State of Maine must be done by a State Registered Radon Service Provider. The Sampling devices are set out in accordance with EPA testing guidelines for a period of 48 hrs. They are then collected sent to a state registered laboratory and analyzed for Radon exposure. These results are usually available within two days after the collection of the sample.
Radon air and water testing can be done in conjunction with a building inspection, or separately.
With Home inspection – $125.00
Without Home inspection – $150.00