Radon Test (E-PERM®)

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can’t see radon. you can’t smell it or taste it. Radon is a serious problem for buyers & sellers when detected in Southwestern PA homes & buildings.

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Radon Test– DEP certified

Radon test reveal that many families in Southwester PA are living in homes with unsafe levels of Radioactive Radon Gas. Foundations Property Inspection is certified by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the region and dedicated to testing and detecting this threat.

Get your home check for radon to protect your family before closing the sale on the purchase of a new home around Pittsburgh PA. A radon test can reveal that there’s an unacceptable level of radon found within your home, remediate the threat of radon gas to eliminate the toxic gas from accumulating within your home. Of course, you’ll also use this as an argument to lower the home’s price or have the vendor buy the required radon remediation procedure. On the opposite hand, if you’re selling your home get it radon tested before placing your home on the market. Either way, a radon test is an important step for an estate sale.”

U.S. Surgeon General of Public Health Services Radon Warning

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Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is significantly high. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.

Department of Environmental Protection Radon Warning

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The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged all Pennsylvanians to check their homes for radon, a deadly radioactive gas that is the leading explanation for carcinoma in non-smokers within Southwestern PA. DEP also urged residents to require action to scale back radon levels in their homes if they’re high.” Due to our geology, radon is found everywhere in our region. For that reason, we urge residents to check their homes to guard themselves and their family’s health.

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Radon Test (E-PERM® )

Foundations Property Inspection utilizes the most accurate radon test available. E-PERM® is the most accurate radon detection system submitted to the US EPA for its Radon Proficiency Program. E-PERM® is the industry standard for home inspectors and environmental protection agencies.

An E-PERM®, also known as an Electret Ion Chamber (EIC), is a passive integrating ionization monitor consisting of a very stable electret mounted inside a small chamber made of electrically conducting plastic. The electret, a charged Teflon® disk, serves as both the source for ion collection and as the integrating ion sensor.  Negative ions produced inside the chamber are collected on the positively charged electret, causing a reduction of its surface charge. The measurement of the depleted charge during the exposure period is a measure of integrated ionization during the measurement period. The electret charge is read before and after the exposure using a specially built non-contact electret voltage reader referred to as the SPER-1 Electret Voltage Reader. Using this data as input to the appropriate formula, one can determine the radon activity present over the duration of the test.

The basic components of the E-PERM® System consist of the electret reader, chambers, and electrets. There are chambers of different sizes and electrets of different sensitivities to meet a wide range of monitoring situations. Typically, a more sensitive electret, referred to as an ST Electret, is used for short-term measurements, and an LT, or less sensitive electret, is used for longer-term measurements. They are known as “true integrators” because they are constantly collecting and “registering” the ions generated by the radon decaying inside the chamber.

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Get a radon test to protect your family before closing the sale on the purchase of a new home around Pittsburgh PA according to The Nation Association of Realtors. If a radon test determines that there’s an unacceptable level of radon found within your home, remediate the threat of radon gas to eliminate the toxic gas from accumulating within your home. Of course, you’ll also use this as an argument to lower the home’s price or have the vendor buy the required radon remediation procedure. On the opposite hand, if you’re selling your home get it radon tested before placing your home on the market. Either way, a radon test is an important testing step for the estate sale.

American Society of Home Inspectors Radon Waring

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The problem with radon is doesn’t stay radon for long.  In some situations around Pittsburgh and surrounding counties often homes and buildings can be destroyed if left untested and treated for radon. Sometimes radon is released quickly during new construction and in other situations, the energy is released slowly, and therefore the homeowner may be unaware and continue with daily living. But in either scenario, living with radon is deadly according to the ASHS. Get a radon test before you purchase real estate.

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