Radon Testing

An odorless, colorless gas that could affect you and your family

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With a Home Inspection: $100.00
Stand alone: $150.00
Commercial Radon Testing upon Request

What is Radon

Radon is an invisible, tasteless, and odorless gas that can be found in any home in the United States. It is also the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. 

As Radon gas comes from natural uranium deposits on our soil, radon can enter into any home, be it through the slab or a crawlspace. 

As such, every home should be tested at least once for Radon gas to determine if mitigation is needed. If the home is already mitigated, it should be tested to determine if the system is properly functioning.

To learn more about Radon from the EPA, click here!

How does a Radon Test Work?

A radon test is very simple in practice. For a clear and accurate test, an air sampler device is set up in a lower portion of the home, away from windows and vents. The test lasts for a minimum of 48 hours, but can last as long as 96 hours for a short term test if even more accuracy is needed. To assure the validity of your results and save you time, I use a continuous radon monitor to take hourly readings of the Radon levels during the test.

As a homeowner the most important thing to do is to maintain “closed-house conditions” for 12 hours before the test, and for the duration of the test. This means that the windows and doors of the home need to remain shut, except for normal entrance and exiting of the home, and whole house fans should not be turned on. This allows the airflow of the home to remain stable and provides us with a more reliable Radon report.

If I have Radon Gas, what should I do?

If the test comes back higher than the recommended limit of 4.0 pCi/L, it is recommended to contact a Radon Mitigation Expert to discuss your options on how best to reduce your radon levels. Many systems are now available to homeowners at affordable rates, so do not be afraid to mitigate your radon levels.

Even after mitigation, it is recommended to test for radon every 2 years to confirm that the mitigation is working effectively