Radon Gas Measurement Services

AAA Complete Home Inspections, L.L.C. is a Radon Measurement Certified business providing residential Radon Measurement services in the metropolitan Nashville area. We will place a continuous radon monitor in your prospective home for 48 hours and obtain hourly measurements to establish an EPA protocol average radon level of the home. The results are available immediately upon retrieval of the monitor.

What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in rocks and soils. Radon gas is tasteless, colorless and odorless. The only way to know if it is in your home is to test for it.

Is radon a problem in Tennessee?

Yes. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) considers radon to be a very serious problem in our state. No matter where you live in Tennessee, there is the potential for radon to enter your home. Regardless of your zone designation or geographic location, all homes should be tested for radon. There is no zone that has no risk factor for radon.

Radon Zones in Tennessee

Zone 1 - red - has a high risk factor for radon
Zone 2 - orange - has a moderate risk factor for radon
Zone 3 - yellow -has a low risk factor for radon

Radon zones in Tennessee

Radon FAQs

What are the health effects of radon?

Radon gas has been identified as the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoking. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.

How does radon enter my home?

Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the soil. Most homes and buildings are constructed atop the soil on a property. Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than pressure in the soil beneath and around your home's foundation. Because of this difference in air pressure, your house acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings. Radon may also be present in well water and can be released into the air in your home when water is used for showering and other household uses. In most cases, radon entering the home through water is a small risk compared with radon entering your home from the soil.

How much radon is dangerous to my health?

Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air or pCi/L. The average radon concentration in the indoor air of America’s homes is about 1.3 pCi/L The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established 4 pCi/L as an action level in which one should initiate measures to reduce the amount of radon in a home. However, there is no safe level of radon. The EPA recommends that if the radon level detected in a home is between 2 and 4 pCi/L, steps should be taken to reduce it to below 2 pCi/L.