Testing, Analysis & Report
What is Radon and Why Should I Care?
Lung Cancer kills more than 20,000 of Americans every year.
The survival rate is among the lowest.
Only 11-15% will live beyond 5 years after diagnosis.
Sadly, often Lung Cancer can be prevented, this is especially true for Radon.
Radon is the #1 cause of Lung Cancer in non-smokers.
"Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure."
The EPA declared that Northeast Indiana Counties are in ZONE 1,
and are predicted to have an average indoor screening level GREATER than 4 pCi/L.
Source: EPA, AARST-NRRP, Nachi
As Home Inspectors, part of our job is to educate Home Owners about the things that can impact their homes. That comes hand-in-hand with the responsibility to explain issues in unbiased, plain English and the risks associated with those issues.
The EPA charts below put your risk of developing Lung Cancer from Radon in perspective, based upon whether or not you are a smoker. These statistics are usually met with surprise or skepticism. Understandably, no one really wants to take seriously a health risk you can't see or smell. But, it is important to understand your risk, so you can make the best choices for yourself and your family. It is important to also know that Radon Mitigation solutions are common, affordable and successful. The EPA estimates Radon Mitigation Systems to typically cost $800-1,200 - comparable to the costs of installing a water heater. Unlike a water heater, that you only use a few times a day, the mitigation system will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Please note that Compass does not sell mitigation systems. We choose to offer just Radon testing & report services so that you know that our test results are unbiased and objective.
Information from the official government source, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, is the best way to learn about Radon, its risks and what to do about it. See the links below for more information:
(44 pp, 4 MB, EPA 402/K-13/002)
(20 pp, 423k, December 2016)
(1 page, 430k)
We utilize calibrated, tested and certified professional Radon Measurement Equipment over a continuous period for a minimum of 2-3 days to record and analyze Radon levels, patterns, changes & averages. Our equipment features anti-interference technology to assure tamper-free results. You will receive a detailed report and recommendations for you to make the best decision for your family. Simply put, you need to know.