Having served the New River Valley for over 20 years as Cornerstone Contracting, Cornerstone Inspections is ready to help you take the next step into your dream home!

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Radon Testing Explained 

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The Cornerstone Difference

With over 20 years of real estate and construction experience, Buford's primary focus is the function and safety of your new home. He provides a fair and unbiased evaluation of your home and its systems. As with Cornerstone Contracting, honesty and integrity will continue to identify Cornerstone Inspections.  We encourage our clients to join Buford as he thoroughly examines their home, to ask questions, and become familiar with their home prior to final purchase.

 

Standards of Practice

Services available:

  • Residential Buyer’s Inspection

  • Prelisting or Seller’s Inspection

  • Radon Testing

Qualifications:

Commonwealth of Virginia Certified Home Inspector #3380001306

National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) ID # 109788RT

Member of:

American Society of Home Inspectors 

Reference:

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon. (2012, May). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/

For further information, please review “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon” found at www.epa.gov/radon.

Reference:

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon. (2012, May). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/

Upon request, a radon test can be done with your home inspection.  The test takes 48 hours and will provide an analysis of the radon levels detected.  High radon levels can be corrected. According to the EPA, “Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.”

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Who Can Do It?

Who Recommends It?

The EPA recommends all homes be tested for radon.  According to the EPA, “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 estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.”

Reference:

Certification. (2018). The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) & The National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP)Retrieved from http://aarst-nrpp.com/wp/certification/

Radon testing is best performed by a professional.  “The US EPA and your state health department strongly recommend that ALL homebuyers, sellers and owners have their home tested for the presence of indoor radon. Hiring the services of Radon Measurement Professionals certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) is the only way to ensure that the test is performed according to ANSI-AARST Standard Protocol for Conducting Measurements of Radon in Homes.”

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Standards of Practice

While a home inspection is not a guarantee or warranty, the inspection provides the potential buyer with the necessary knowledge to make an informed decision regarding their investment.  Home inspections are not designed to identify cosmetic issues; the inspection provides an analysis of the condition of the home based upon the Standards of Practice set forth by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).  Please refer to this link for further details - http://www.homeinspector.org/Standards-of-Practice.