Ohio License # RT-1154
Radon Protection Warranty with every Test
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I am Licensed with the State of Ohio as a Radon Tester, furthermore, I am certified by the National Radon Safety Board. I do this for real estate transactions during home inspections, or for home owners who would like to protect themselves and their family from the odorless, tasteless, gas that can cause lung cancer in your home. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States right behind smoking. But you don't have to take my word for it. Radon being a cancer causing agent is a scientific fact that we only figured out in the late 80's and early 90's, thanks to studies that were done on Uranium miners who were developing lung cancer at very high rates and for unknown reasons. So this knowledge being 30 years old is truly in its infancy as far as science is concerned. The links below will give you an opportunity to read about this silent killer for yourself. If for any reason you or any member of your family thinks radon testing isn't necessary or is a waste of money, please, please, take the time to educate yourself by clicking the links below about something that can be very harmful to you and your family.
FAQ about my Radon Services
1. How much does it cost?
A. $135.00 per test added to the inspection fee.
2. Why so much?
A. First off this isn't high, this is a very fair price if you do any shopping around. Secondly these monitors cost over $1,200.00 a piece. Also we have to carry special insurance, take special classes, registering, licensing, and yearly calibration with the State of Ohio, all of which require a yearly investment on my part and needs to be taken into consideration.
3. How long does the test take?
A. A minimum of 48 hours is required by the State of Ohio, this is unless the test is ruined or interrupted do to seller interference or tampering by someone or something.
4. What happens if we have to do the test again? Who Pays?
A. This is up to my discretion. It is a question of who is at fault? If it is determine the tampering was incidental then I will retest at no charge. Otherwise the machine is outfitted with many different tampering indicators to ensure a clean fair test. If it is determined that a seller has interfered with this test in any way shape or form, then the test will be billed in full and REBILLED again at full charge to whomever ordered the initial test. This is not a negotiation the State of Ohio will require another test and appropriate parties will be billed accordingly.
5. Are there any special requirements before doing this test?
A. The only requirements is that the property be completely closed up (no matter what time of the year) for a minimum of 12 hours before and during the full duration of the test. Also that no fans or air circulation devices be used during the testing cycle.
6. What are the critical numbers to look for during testing?
A. The EPA requires we suggest mitigation system be installed if the test results in a reading of 4.0 piC/L or above. piC/L is the standard unit of measurement used by the State of Ohio to determine if a mitigation (removal system) is needed never worry about the unit of measure just if the number is 4 or above or 3.9 or below.
7. What if the numbers aren't 4.0 or above are we safe?
A. Here is what I tell people. The average reading outside in the open air is normally 0.4 piC/L , the average home in America even in low danger areas usually has a reading of around 1.3 piC/L. a MITIGATION system installed in a home can on average reduce the radon number from a significant result number to one below 1 piC/L. I like to ask people in these situations of reading from 1.3 piC/L to 3.9 piC/L, if something in your home has to be radioactive and dangerous to your health wouldn't you prefer it be at the lowest possible dosage it can be?
**It is a scientific fact that being exposed to low levels of radon for longer periods of time is more dangerous than high levels for short periods of time.
8. Do you have a radon Mitigation System in your home?
A. YES I do and you are welcome to come see it for yourself anytime. Our home was tested (not by me) but a different home inspector when we purchased our home in 2011. Our levels were found to be at a very high dangerous levels (22) and we had the mitigation system installed immediately.