Aaron Heugly (SVHI inspector) is certified by the National Environmental Health Association and National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA/NRRP). Sun Valley Home Inspections LLC uses an EPA approved continuous radon monitor to perform short term radon detection tests while adhering to critical (before, during, and after) EPA testing protocols. The Radon monitor indicates hourly radon level variations during the 2-3 day test period and averages them.
The monitor also has built in tampering detection. SVHI employs additional security measures to help insure that your test is as reliable as possible. Following your test, you will receive a detailed written report about the test and its results with recommendations.
If, after an initial radon test, your home registers a radon level higher than 4 pCi/L, the EPA recommends doing a follow-up test before installing a radon mitigation system. While no homeowner, buyer or seller, is eager to pay the cost of another radon test, we have seen costly mitigation system construction avoided by taking this simple step. We also believe that making sure the home is safe *For you and your family* is paramount. For these reasons SVHI is offering a follow-up radon test at a special reduced price.
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Homes which are next to each other can have different radon levels. Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level is. -U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We provide a third-party analysis of the home, which has great potential to protect you from litigation arising from allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, and negligence.
About 1 out of every 3 homes in Idaho is estimated to have an elevated radon level. The average indoor radon levels of Blaine County, as determined by radon test results from Air Chek, Inc, is 8.6 pCi/L higher than the EPA recommended action level.
"Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques."
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