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Radon Testing


Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, and claims about 20,000 lives annually.

It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above, and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, manufactured homes, and homes with or without basements.

There are two main sources for the radon in your home's indoor air, the soil, and the water supply. Compared to radon entering the home through water, radon entering your home through the soil is usually a much larger risk.

The radon in your water supply poses an inhalation risk and an ingestion risk. Research has shown that your risk of lung cancer from breathing radon in air is much larger than your risk of stomach cancer from swallowing water with radon in it. Most of your risk from radon in water comes from radon released into the air when water is used for showering and other household purposes.

Radon in your home's water is not usually a problem when its source is surface water. A radon in water problem is more likely when its source is ground water, e.g. a private well.

If you are Selling a Home...

The EPA recommends that you test your home before putting it on the market and, if necessary, lower your radon levels. Save the test results and all information you have about steps that were taken to fix any problems. This could be a positive selling point. 

If you are Buying a Home...

The EPA recommends that you know what the indoor radon level is in any home you consider buying. Ask the seller for their radon test results. If the home has a radon-reduction system, ask the seller for information they have about the system.

If the home has not yet been tested, you should have the home tested.


Our Radon Services...

We will conduct a test of your air and/or water for radon levels by collecting samples for "off-site" laboratory testing. The air sample collection process will take a minimum of 72 hours, and the water sample collection process will take approximately 20 minutes. The samples will then be sent via "Overnight" courier or Priority Mail (this will be up to you depending on how fast you need the results) to the laboratory for analysis. While we are waiting for the results to return from the laboratory, usually 24 to 48 hours, we will leave an electronic radon testing meter in your home. This electronic detection device, in conjunction with the laboratory testing, will give us a VERY accurate level of the radon that is present in your home. A complete, "Easy to Read" report will be given to the homeowner at the completion of the testing.



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