Radon Measurements RI
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, according to the EPA, the U.S. Surgeon General and recent University studies, and may cause other forms of cancer. In Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, more than 1 in 4 homes have a radon level higher than the EPA's 4.0 action level and in some areas of Rhode Island more than 50% of homes have an elevated level.
Hearthstone Home Inspections will use an electronic radon monitor to conduct a radon measurement in your home or prospective new home. The monitor uses the most advanced technology to accurately record hourly readings of radon in the lowest level of your home. Detailed reports are emailed to our clients upon completion of the measurement.
Our Radon Measurement Technicians are licensed by the State of Rhode Island and certified by the National Radon Safety Board or by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technicians. We keep up-to-date on the National and State requirements to provide the most informed service possible for our clients. We adhere to all State and EPA protocol and requirements when conducting a radon measurement.
A State Radon Control Program
Rhode Island is fortunate to have a Radon Control Program, administered by the Rhode Island Department of Health, which oversees the licensing and certification of all Radon Technicians, Businesses, Laboratories and Mitigation Contractors. Massachusetts does not have a Radon Control Program at this time.
Should mitigation be needed, a qualified and licensed mitigation contractor should design and install the mitigation system. The most common system is called a sub-slab depressurization system, which has a PVC pipe which goes through the basement slab and then runs up to the roof. A fan installed in the pipe draws air from under the slab, reducing the amount of radon which enters the house. These systems are simple but very effective.
A Radon Measurement is not automatically part of our Home Inspection, but can be added as an additional service.
(Note: There is an additional fee for a Radon Inspection.)