Radon is a serious health hazard and the second-leading cause of cancer in the U.S. It is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas forms naturally in the ground. When it gets into the air or water in your home, it can cause serious health concerns, including cancer.
We offer radon testing services by a certified inspector as an extra service at Top Notch Inspections. It’s the best way to get an accurate reading of your property’s indoor air quality. You can add on the service as part of a complete home inspection or as a stand-alone service at any time.
Radon is a highly toxic gas, and is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
That’s why radon testing has become an important part of inspection checklists for home buyers, sellers and listing agents. Property managers also can benefit from radon testing of townhomes, condos and apartments.
We use special equipment designed specifically to detect the invisible, odorless gas. Our system samples indoor air quality through a passive diffusion chamber that we set up in your home. Its compact, cordless design stays out of your way and works silently to collect accurate information.
After your testing period, you receive a radon report with precise measurements of the radon level in your home. Your report may include notes about your readings to give you the information you need to make decisions about your property.
Radon testing by Top Notch Inspections gives you peace of mind that your home is a safe environment.
Why test for radon
Any home can have a radon problem. That includes new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
In Idaho, two out of every five homes have an elevated radon level of 4 pCi/L or more, according to the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare. High risk areas include Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties, based on statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The most common way radon gets into your home is through soil around the house. Here are other paths radon takes to enter your home.
- Cracks, pores and holes in the foundation
- Floor-wall joints
- Mortar joints
- Sump pump
- Soil in unfinished crawl spaces
- Well water
- Cavities inside walls
- Loose-fitting pipe penetrations
- Granite, brick, concrete or rock materials
Inspection services for the whole house
Whether you have a historic home or new construction, a condo or townhome, our certified inspector knows what it takes to give you a complete property inspection. We work with buyers, sellers, listing agents, even property managers who want a detailed, unbiased report about a property’s condition.
Our inspections cover your entire structure from top to bottom. Advanced technology, like thermal imaging cameras and drones, helps us assess the condition of all major home systems – structural, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, even built-in appliances.
Our certified inspector has background in home construction and remodeling and understands every component of your property
Services comply with all state requirements and national home inspection standards
Web-based inspection reports and electronic payments allow for easy processing and delivery
Top Notch Property Inspections is certified by InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Our services comply with state requirements and national home inspection standards.
Extra services to test the health of your home
For even greater peace of mind, you can add on services that can make a big difference in helping you make decisions about your investment. You can choose extra services – like testing for radon, mold, water quality or lead paint – as a stand-alone service or as part of a general home inspection.
Property inspections the Top Notch way
We provide property inspections throughout Treasure Valley — including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Caldwell, and Middleton. Our service area extends into five counties in Idaho and Oregon.
Phone: (208) 810-3939