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Scott Wilson, ACI

573-881-8181

Scott@wilsonhomeinspectors.com



Bobbi Wilson, ACI

573-881-8585

Bobbi@wilsonhomeinspectors.com

Certified for Radon Testing

We inspect seven days a week!

*MLS key pad for inspection/radon convenience*

We now have continuous RADON monitors….for fast results!

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RADON TESTING IS NOT JUST FOR BASEMENT HOMES...

We did a radon test in a house on a SLAB foundation in a neighborhood that we had inspected and radon tested several homes this past year... all basement homes with no high levels of radon.  The SLAB foundation home radon test came back extremely high. We were very concerned since the couple moving in has a five year old child so we tested again with the same results!

DO YOU UNDERSTAND RADON GAS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT??

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally as a by-product in the decay of uranium, which is found in small amounts in rocks and soil in most parts of the United States. The gas is odorless. Here are some facts about radon that you’ll want to know regarding homes.

. What Does Radon Do?

Outside, the gas passes off into the air relatively harmlessly. Indoors, however, it clings to dust and smoke, which can be inhaled. Inhaled in large quantities over a long period of time, it is believed to damage lung tissue and cause cancer.

. How Does Radon Get Into Homes?

Radon seeps into homes through cracks and holes in foundation walls and floors, through ventilators, sump pumps and other ground connectors.

. What Can Be Done If Radon Is Found In A Home?

Steps include repairs as simple as sealing foundation cracks or methods as complex as installing ventilation systems that divert the gas, keeping most of it out of the house. Probably the best way is to hire a contractor trained in radon treatment. Some situations may require the installation of a special vapor barrier under the basement floor.

. Where Can Someone Find Out More About Radon?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently completed two (2) FREE information booklets on radon gas: “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon” is a basic 14-page introduction booklet that explains what radon is, what is does, the type of detectors used to monitor radon and the basic risks associated with different concentrations of the gas. An illustrated 24-page booklet “Radon Reduction Methods” offers somewhat more detailed explanations on how to combat radon. Both books are available FREE from any regional EPA office or try their web site at: www.epa.gov

Keep Maintained: Inspectors tip of the month…

Well, of course our tip of the month is to make sure houses are tested for radon!  In just a few months our homes will be closed up for the winter season, as studies show, radon levels are higher in the winter months in the over night hours.


Radon outside average is            000.4 pCi/L


National indoor average is           001.3 pCi/L


Wilson Home Inspectors have two continuous radon monitors with same day results.  Radon testing with home inspection $150.00… without home inspection $175.00