Radon Testing

Radon Testing in the Salina & McPherson, KS area

The presence of radon in a home can be tragic. Whether you just bought a new home, or are concerned about the levels in your phone, we can help. MidKansas Home Inspections offers testing for the McPherson & Salina, KS areas, including many parts of Central Kansas. We want you to understand how to prevent and remove radon from your home!

What is radon? 

Radon is a radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the earth, deriving from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, rocks, and water. This cancer-causing radioactive gas can be found in homes across the nation, and it is especially dangerous because it is odorless and tasteless. According to the Surgeon General, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second only to smoking.

Why have my home tested for radon? 

No level of radon gas in the home is safe, and the risks associated with exposure increase with higher levels. Testing allows us the insight to provide you with detailed information regarding the levels in your home that you and your family are exposed to on a regular basis. With this information, you can determine whether or not you need radon removal.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association, and the American Medical Association all report that it causes thousands of preventable lung cancer deaths each year. By testing your home, you can reduce your chances of developing a life-threatening disease. MidKansas Home Inspection is happy to service homes in the McPherson and Salina, KS areas with radon testing. We want you and your family to be out of harm's way.

Testing Radon Levels in Homes Throughout ALL Central Kansas!
How does radon testing work? 

The only way to identify whether or not radon is present in your home is to have your home tested. Our measurement technician will perform simple tests, which take about two days to yield results. The amount of radon in the air is measured in picocuries per liter of air. Once the testing is complete, we will share the results with you

Radon Levels and What They Mean

The average amount of radon found in the outside air is 0.4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). The United States Congress has set the long-term goal of reducing indoor levels to that of the levels of outdoor air. If your home’s levels exceed 4 pCi/L, the use of a reduction system is recommended, which can significantly reduce the levels in your home.

Actions to Take If Radon Levels are High

If we've concluded from our testing that your home's levels are 4 pCi/L or higher, it's time to call a licensed and certified radon mitigation contractor. We can help you contact Kansas' radon office to find a contractor near you. In due time, your home's levels will decrease, and your family will be safe.

If you have not had your home’s levels tested, contact us to schedule an appointment.  
We serve central KS areas and further with professional radon testing and home inspections