This inspection includes the placement of testing devices to measure the ongoing level of radon in the habitable areas of the home. We typically use continuous monitors. These devices will let us know actual house conditions several times every hour. These measurements evaluate the level of radon to determine if any form of improvement is required. South Carolina does not license or certify radon measurement technicians or mitigation contractors. That is why you should seek out the services of an independently certified professional. NRSB (National Radon Safety Board) and NEHA-NRPP are independent certification bodies dedicated to professionalism in the radon industry. The EPA document A Citizen's Guide To Radon (Third Edition) provides the basic information everyone should know about Radon. For more information on how to reduce your radon health risk, call your state radon office for copies of these guides:
- Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
- Radon in Schools
- Radon: A Physician's Guide
- Technical Support Document to the 1992 Citizens Guide to Radon
- Other Radon-specific publications are located at: www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/
- US National Safety Council describes Radon: http://www.nsc.org/news_resources/Resources/Documents/Radon.pdf
If you plan to make repairs yourself, be sure to contact your state radon office or visit our publications site for a current copy of EPA's technical guidance on radon mitigation, "Application of Radon Reduction Techniques for Detached Houses. "
Another great site for additional information is www.howstuffworks.com/radon.htm.