Radon Testing

The Diamond Group offers certified Radon Testing in the Pittsburgh area

Protect your loved ones from the dangers of Radon with certified Radon testing by the Diamond Group Home Inspections.  Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland County  Home Owners are within the home inspection service area.

You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is the #2 carcinogen in the U.S. right behind cigarette smoking! Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S.  It can enter any type of building, but you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time. Why?

Radon enters the home through the plumbing penetrations, cracks and gaps in your basement. Since your home is typically closed up, it collects the Radon gas.  Since the basement is the biggest point of entry, it’s where testing is administered.  If the basement fails, the house fails.  If the basement passes, the house passes.  We know this since, in the early years of radon testing, all levels of the home were tested.  The basement was always the highest measurement.

The U.S. Government has set a limit of 4 picocuries per liter (Pcl/l) as the highest safe reading. The Diamond Group has found that approximately 40% of the homes tested have Radon levels higher than 4 picocuries per liter (Pcl/l).  Including homes that have mitigation systems.   Radon testing in therefore a critical part of your pre-sale home inspection or new construction building inspection in Pittsburgh!

Why run the risk of ignoring this dangerous gas? The Diamond Group uses the Radalink AirCat testing equipment. Get the best radon testing in Pennsylvania  from The Diamond Group and enjoy peace of mind knowing you and your family are safe from Radon gas.

Have a question about The Diamond Group’s radon testing for customers in the Pittsburgh area? Contact us today to learn more!