Added Inspections – Radon
Our Experience testing Radon in Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico:
PIE has performed over 2000 radon inspections in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas. All our radon tests are performed with continuous radon monitors. The monitors contain microprocessors which print hourly radon readings for the entire test period and calculate the EPA protocol average immediately upon completion of the test. This eliminates mailing test devices to a laboratory and waiting for test results. Based on our extensive experience, PIE can provide information about the areas where radon levels are typically high, interpret results, and advise on decisions regarding mitigation and other alternatives where needed.
EPA Radon Zone Map · New Mexico by County
Radon Zone Map courtesy of EPA
The EPA recommends action be taken to reduce radon levels in homes with
concentrations higher than 4 pCi/L.
(pCi/L = Pico curies per liter)
The U.S. Surgeon General, Richard Carmona, Issues National Health Advisory on Radon
(January 13, 2005) The Surgeon General of the United States has issued a Health Advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air. The Nation’s Chief Physician urged Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing. Dr. Carmona also stressed the need to remedy the problem as soon as possible when the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more. Dr. Carmona noted that more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year.
Read the Surgeon General’s News Release;
Health Hazards of Radon — Click
Here for more information about the health hazards
Other Inspections To Be Considered:
The need for these inspections should be considered so that the property evaluation is complete and the most well informed purchase decision can be made. We can provide guidance regarding these inspections.