Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. It is a leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and has been found in homes all over the United States.

Any home, new or old, can have a radon problem. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4pCi/L or more).

Fortunately, elevated radon levels can be easily mitigated to keep you and your family safe and healthy. HWS Inspections is a certified home inspector near Charlottesville VA to provide Radon Inspections in your home.

Unlike some other inspectors, our radon testing equipment provides hourly radon readings so you are able to see the variations (“spikes”) in radon levels in addition to the 48-hour average. Additionally, we are certified to test your private well water for radon. We can recommend licensed mitigation services if your home is found to have high radon levels.

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