What is Radon? Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is a natural radioactive decay product of uranium, a common element in soil and rocks. Radon gas is considered harmless when dispersed in outdoor air but can be a serious health hazard when trapped in buildings. How Does Radon Get in Homes? Radon gas can seep into a home from the soil through dirt crawlspaces, cracks in the foundation and walls, floor drains, pipes and sump pumps. Radon can enter any home, old or new, even those with no visible cracks. Each building is unique, and the ground beneath it is also unique. Two houses side-by-side can have totally different radon levels. The only way to know what the radon levels are inside your home is to measure them. At VIP Inspections we use high quality reliable electronic radon test equipment that is calibrated annually.
Home Air Testing- Sometimes it's what you don't know that can hurt you. Make sure the air in your home is safe to breathe. An IAQ Home Survey professional test measures and reports on the air in the home for chemicals and hidden mold that could be detrimental to your health or that could cost you thousands of dollars to remediate if left undetected. Performed by a residential service professional, an IAQ Home Survey test is the only composite home air quality assessment available today. It monitors for hundreds of chemicals in the air (called VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds) and active mold growth with a single air sample. It not only reports on the total levels of VOCs and mold present in the home, but it also identifies the potential sources of air pollutants (e.g., paint, adhesives, flooring, cabinets, heating fuel, dead animals and hundreds of other products and materials that emit gases into the air) giving you actionable information on the steps necessary to improve the air quality in your home. In addition, testing for Formaldehyde and Tobacco Smoke can be done at the same time as the IAQ Home Survey test (extra charges apply). Total Peace of Mind For total peace of mind that you have a healthy home for you and your family to enjoy, have an IAQ Home Survey test run. Its easy to understand results drive actions you can take to insure a healthy air environment for you and your family