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Welcome to Environmental Inspections and Construction.

 

Operating in South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Basin since 2009, Environmental Inspections and Construction specialise in radon testing and radon mitigation.  For a comprehensive look at what we can do for you and our other services, including lead based paint inspections risk assessments and general contracting, take a look at our Services pages.

 

A map showing radon levels in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Has High Levels of Radon

Radon is a radioactive gas that can be very hazardous to your health and has been identified as being the second largest cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking, and radon levels in and around South Lake Tahoe are the highest in California.  The EPA, The California Department of Public Health and the World Health Organization all recommend that you test your property to see whether you and your family might be at risk from radon.  To learn more about radon, take a look at our Radon Information page.

Testing for radon can be done by yourself, or by using a certified tester.  If you are doing a radon test as part of a real estate transaction then it must be done by a certified tester.  Environmental Inspections and Construction are fully certified for radon testing and radon mitigation.  Take a look at our Testing page for more information.

 

 

If your radon test shows elevated levels of radon (2.7 picocuries per liter (2.7 pCi/L) or higher) you should take steps to reduce your exposure.  Radon mitigation is a relatively simple process that will dramatically reduce your exposure to the harmful effects of the radioactive gas.  Our Mitigation page explains the process.

If you have any questions about radon, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to come by and advise you on the steps you can take to keep you and your family safe from the effects of radon.