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Serving the Treasure Valley

Call Now:208-703-7020 Contact Us

Protecting What's Important to You

Call Now:208-703-7020 Contact Us

Your Home is Your Most Significant Asset

Call Now:208-703-7020 Contact Us

Protecting You with a New Construction Pre-delivery Inspection

Call Now:208-703-7020 Contact Us

We Help You Make an Informed Decision

Call Now:208-703-7020 Contact Us

Our Reports Include Constructive Tips and Recommendations

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Radon

Radon can be found all over the U.S. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe and could lead to lung cancer. The EPA indicates that in the United States ther is an estimated 20,000 Radon related lung cancer deaths a year, and Radon can be found all over Idaho. It can get into any type of building—homes, offices, and schools—and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.

Radon tests should be conducted away from drafts, high heat, and high humidity in a regularly used room on the lowest level in the home that is used as living space, or in radon-testing lingo: test the lowest habitable space. So if your home has a full-height ceiling basement that is presently un-finished but that could be made into living space, it's reasonable to perform the test there.

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Short-term radon tests last for 48 hours to 90 days, and long-term tests run for up to a year. Here at All Star Home Inspections the most common test performed test is the short term 48 hour test. Because radon levels vary daily and seasonally, longer test periods are better indicators of the average level.

However, if two short-term tests yield an average result greater than 4 pCi/L, the EPA recommends taking steps to lower the level to 2 pCi/L or lower. The “action level” established by the EPA for remediation in homes is 4 pCi/L, although it recommends that people consider taking action at 2 pCi/L or above—since no exposure level is without risk. The average indoor level in the U.S. is 1.3 pCi/L, while outdoor levels average 0.4 pCi/L. 

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All Star Home Inspections

Address: 3677 North Pampas Avenue,
Meridian, Idaho 83646
Phone:  208-703-7020
Email:  cory@allstarhomeinsp.com

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm (MST)
Saturday: 9am - 5pm (MST)