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Radon Measurements

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Short-Term Test

Using continuous radon monitors, radon measurements are obtained hourly over a 48-hour period. Usually only one monitor is needed per residential site. Exceptions to this rule:

  1. Homes larger that 2,000 sq. ft. per floor of space attached to the earth.
  2. Tri-levels, because they usually have more than one method of attachment to the earth (slab on grade as well as crawlspace). Radon is sometimes found to be higher in the living area above the crawlspace than in the living area above the slab.

(Standard for real estate transactions)

Long-Term Test

The long-term test uses an alpha-track detector and remains in your home for at least 90 days. These measurements are more indicative of the home’s annual radon level than a 48-hour test.

Radon Measurement Water Test

If your drinking water originates from a well, or from a public water system fed by a ground water source, your drinking water may be contaminated with radon. Radon in your water may also contribute to the level of airborne radon in your home. Using an accredited laboratory, our testing will determine whether your water is a significant source of radon in your home.

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Verification Testing

If it has been two years since your home’s last radon test, verification testing is recommended to ensure radon levels have not changed as a result of shifting environmental conditions. Homeowners should also consider verification testing if significant changes have been made to the structure or mechanical systems in the home. Optimally, verification testing will be done during a different season from the previous test.

Post-Mitigation Testing

Following the installation of a mitigation system, it is highly advisable to verify that the system is functioning to the required standard of less than 4.0 pCi/L.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS RADON??
Radon is a gaseous, toxic, colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive element formed during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon can seep into your home through breaks in the foundation and can also contaminate well water. Tens of thousands of deaths per year are attributed to radon exposure. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer (next to cigarette smoking). A simple test can save lives.
Should I put the brakes on buying a house that has radon?
If the radon levels (in the home you are considering for purchase) are high, don’t let that dissuade you from buying the house. Radon levels can be reduced with a radon mitigation system.
What exactly IS a radon mitigation system?
The most common method of radon mitigation is called Active Soil Depressurization (ASD) system.

An ASD Radon Mitigation System is basically PVC piping attached to an in-line radon fan. The piping typically begins below the lowest floor of the structure’s foundation (basement or crawl space) and extends upward to an exit point above ground level. The radon fan is mounted in an inconspicuous location on the exterior of the home or in an attic space (or sometimes in the garage). When radon is released into the atmosphere, it is no longer hazardous as it is diluted by the outdoor air. Radon is only lethal when trapped indoors.

We are certified by the NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Program) and will thoroughly explain the best method to protect your family.

Is a radon mitigation (system) expensive?
It’s hard to put a price on peace of mind, but the average cost of a radon mitigation system runs between $850 and $1200.
How long does it take to install a radon mitigation system?
A typical install usually takes less than a day.
I've heard that radon mitigation sysems decrease the value of my home - is that true?
Exactly the opposite is true. A radon mitigation system can increase the value of your home. You are proactively protecting the health of future owners.
If my neighbor's radon test was low will mine probably be low as well?
No, radon levels vary from home to home.
I've lived in my home so long does it make sense to take action now?
You reduce your risk of lung cancer when you reduce radon levels, even if you have lived with a radon problem.
Is it difficult to sell homes in areas where homes with radon problems have been discovered?
Where radon problems have been fixed, home sales have not been blocked. The added protection is a good selling point.
Does radon affect only certain types of homes?
Radon has been found in all types of homes, from homes with basements to homes with crawl spaces and concrete slabs poured under them. The only way to know for sure is to test.
Is radon testing expensive and difficult?
No, radon testing is easy and affordable.
Who is testing for radon and why?
More frequently buyers of real estate are testing for radon to protect their investment, as well as the health of their family. More homeowners are testing their homes as well.