Radon Testing

Whether you are selling a home, purchasing a home, just curious about the radon level, or want to check on the performance of your installed mitigation system, we can provide the testing you need.

Radon testing will last a minimum of 48 hours and will be done with a SunRadon Model 1030 which is their most sensitive professional grade Continuous Radon Monitor. The SunRadon 1030 features a 6-chamber (instead of a single chamber) testing design paired with their most advanced detection algorithm which allows for the lowest measurement uncertainty while further decreasing measurement noise and preventing radio frequency interference. These monitors will provide an instant result when the monitor is picked up. Unlike carbon cartridges, there is no need to wait on results from a laboratory! The full report will be forwarded to our client and anyone they choose for further consideration.

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon gas is inert, colorless and odorless. Radon is naturally in the atmosphere in trace amounts. Outdoors, radon disperses rapidly and, generally, is not a health issue. Most radon exposure occurs inside homes, schools and workplaces. Radon gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Indoor radon can be controlled and managed with proven, cost-effective techniques.

Breathing radon over time increases your risk of lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Nationally, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 people die each year from radon-related lung cancer. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.

You can take steps to reduce and control the amount of radon in your home. Testing is the only way to determine radon levels. Have your home tested, either by a professional or with a do-it-yourself home test kit. If radon levels are high, contact a certified radon service professional to fix your home. EPA guidance suggests mitigating if levels are at or above 148 Bq/m3 (4 pCi/L). Usually, radon problems are fixed using an underground ventilation system or by increasing the rate of air changes in the building.

Source: https://www.epa.gov/radiation/what-radon-gas-it-dangerous

Information for Radon Map

Radon Zones

Zone 1 (53 counties)  Highest Potential: counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (Red zones)

Zone 2 (39 counties) Moderate Potential: counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (Orange zones)

Zone 3 (0 counties) Low Potential:counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (Yellow zones)