What is Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas, that you can't see, touch, taste, or smell.

It comes from the natural breakdown of Uranium in rock, soil, and water and gets into the air we breathe.

  • Radon is classified as a "group A carcinogen" (causes cancer). Second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., 14,000-22,000 deaths per year.
  • 1 in 15 homes nationwide have elevated levels (above 4 pCi/L).
  • 1 in 8 homes in Michigan could have elevated levels.
  • 1 in 6 homes in Jackson County could have elevated levels.
  • The average outdoor level is 0.4 pCi/L.
  • The average indoor level is estimated to be 1.3 pCi/L.
  • According to the E.P.A. anything greater than 4 pCi/L should be fixed.
  • What is the level in your home?
  • The only way to know is to test. 

    Call us today to schedule a test for your home.

How does Radon enter the home?

Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water.  Your home can trap radon inside.  Any home can have a radon problem.

How does Holmes Inspections, LLC test for Radon?

We use the latest in radon gas testing technology, the continuous radon monitor (CRM). Call today to find out more about how to make your home safer.


We use an active radon testing device which requires power to function. It continuously measures and records the amount of radon or its decay products in the air. Although these tests may cost more, they may insure a more reliable result.

Radon in Michigan

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) map of Michigan.

As you can see in the map above, there are nine counties in the southern part of the state that are classified as a Zone 1 by EPA guidelines. Zone 1 has the highest potential for elevated levels of Radon.