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Ernst Home Inspections is your trusted partner in radon testing and mitigation services. At Ernst, we understand the importance of safeguarding your home and family from the dangers of elevated radon levels, especially in regions like Ohio where geological factors contribute to higher radon concentrations.
Our dedicated team combines expertise with a commitment to excellence, ensuring that your home is a haven of safety. With Ernst Home Inspections, you can trust that every detail is meticulously handled, providing you with peace of mind and a healthier living environment for you and your loved ones.
Radon Mitigation Certified: RC400
Radon Specialist: RS642
Monitoring and Maintaining Radon Levels
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set an action level of 4 pCiL for radon, but many homes in our area surpass this threshold. If your home’s radon test indicates levels above the EPA action level, it’s crucial to take action promptly. Installing a radon reduction system is the most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of this radioactive gas, known as the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Maintenance of your radon reduction system is not only important but also remarkably simple. Frequently, we encounter homeowners who believe they don’t have radon because they have a mitigation system that was installed when they bought their home. However, the presence of such a system indicates that there was once an elevated radon level. It’s essential to know the initial level and ensure that your system continues to keep it below 4 pCiL.
Being aware of potential issues is key. Factors such as extended power outages or a malfunctioning fan in the radon reduction system can lead to increased radon levels. Consider installing an additional audible alarm to notify you in case of power outages or fan failure.
All radon reduction systems from Ernst Home Inspections come equipped with a micromanometer or U-tube containing colored (red, blue, green) liquid. Regularly checking this tube allows you to monitor the airflow through the piping and ensure the fan is operational. If both sides of the liquid are equal, it may indicate an issue, and our team can assist you in troubleshooting or contacting the original radon mitigation contractor.
Even with a functioning radon reduction system in place, we recommend conducting a radon test every two years. This practice helps verify that all components of the mitigation system are working optimally, maintaining radon gas at the lowest possible levels. Additionally, it’s essential to retest if any major structural changes are made to your home.
At Ernst Home Inspections, we are committed to providing comprehensive radon testing and mitigation solutions, ensuring your peace of mind and the well-being of your family. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a safer, healthier home.