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What is Radon

Radon is a chemical element with symbol Rn and atomic number 86. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as the decay product of radium. It is one of the densest substances that remains a gas under normal conditions and is considered to be a health hazard due to its radioactivity. Its most stable isotope, 222Rn, has a half-life of 3.8 days. Due to its high radioactivity, it has been less well-studied by chemists, but a few compounds are known.

Home Inspection Info for Iowa

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. This is usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares a written report, often using home inspection software, and delivers it to a client, typically the home buyer. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.

Radon Myths

There seems to be a lot of confusion about radon and the importance of testing. Here we have listed out some myths and facts behind them. Here you can quickly answer some of the questions and myths associated with radon.


All the most frequently asked questions regarding home inspections. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a person who makes their living buying and selling homes, there are always questions. Please dig around here for a bit and you should answer you questions rather quickly.

About Midwest Home Inspections, an Iowa Company

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Midwest Home Inspections was founded in 2004 by Gene Traeger. Based out of Dyersville, Iowa they have become the premiere source of home inspection and radon testing in the area. Gene goes to great lengths to ensure he doesn't miss a beat while checking your potential home.

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Gene found his way into home inspections after constantly upgrading his own house. He began to see things in a different light and noticed he was great at finding problems, then fixing them. He then enrolled in classes and quickly obtained his license. His thorough technique and attention to detail ensure nothing will be missed.


Midwest Home Inspections | 16655 Cordillera Dr. | Peosta, IA 52068 | 563.590.4478 | info@mwhomeinspections.com