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Ross Brown, ACI

ASHI Certified Home Inspector

612-991-6242

rossbrown@mchsi.com

Member of ASHI
American Society of Home Inspectors                                                    
Member of MSHI 
Minnesota Society of Housing Inspectors
 
Member of BBB
Better Business Bureau
Member of MARR
Minnesota Association of Realtors
Fully Insured with the State of Minneasota.
16 Years experience                                                                                                           

                                

"16 Best Home Inspectors in Minneapolis" 
Awarded in '16, '17, '18 & '19
- www.expertise.com

"10 Best Home Inspectors in Minnesota"
Awarded in '18  - Yelp
 Radon Testing                                            
  • What is Radon? 
    • Radon gas is invisible, odorless and chemically inert, so it can't be detected without using special detection devices
    • RADON is believed to be the second leading cause of lung cancer.
    • Nearly 1 out of 15 houses has a radon level (> 4pCi/l ) that the EPA considers elevated.
    • The average house radon level is 1.3 pCi/L. 
    • Outdoor air level is about 0.4 pCi/L but it can be higher in some areas.
  • What causes radon gas in houses?
    • Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
  • What is a pCi? 
    • A pCi is a measure of the rate of radioactive decay of radon.
    • One pCi is one trillionth of a Curie, 0.037  disintegration per second, or 2.22 disintegration per minute.
  • What does this mean for my family? 
    • At 4 pCi/L there will be approximately 12,672 radioactive disintegrations in one liter of air during a 24- hour period.
    • Inhaling these particles can damage lung tissue and cause lung cancer.
  • What to expect during my radon test? 
    • A very sensitive radon testing device is left in the lowest living area of your home for 48 hours. 
    • After 48 hours, I pick up the device and report the findings.  
  • Cost
    • $150.00 or $125.00 when added to a full Home Inspection.