Teague Home Inspections uses an electronic tamper-resistant monitor to measure and record radon levels over a 48 hour test. An electronic hour-by-hour report with an overall Average Reading is generated and sent separate from the home inspection report. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality. Most of eastern Tennessee is in an EPA rated Zone 1: Counties with predicted average indoor radon screening levels greater thatn 4 pCi/L (Knox, Blount, Anderson, Jefferson, and Union counties.) Sevier and Cocke counties are in Zone 2, rated slightly lower at predicted average indoor radon screening levels from 2 to 4 pCi/L.
4.0 pCi/L is the Recommended EPA Actionable level for Radon See the EPA’s pamphlet titled “A Citizens Guide to Radon Revised December 2016 (PDF); or call the EPA Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. The EPA Recommends…. If you are planning on buying or selling a home, test your home for radon. Fix your home if your radon level is 4 pCi/L or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still post a risk, and in many cases may be reduced. For new homes, ask if radon-resistant construction techniques have been used.