Radon Testing – Protect Your Home and Family

Radon – What is it and Why Test for it

According to the EPA, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the first leading cause among non-smokers. According to the numbers that the EPA provides, radon kills more people every year than drunk drivers or house fires.

Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of radium. Radon comes from the ground and is everywhere in our atmosphere. However, its concentration can vary widely in buildings where it can build up in the interior air.

A comprehensive radon test performed by us can tell you if your home has safe levels or elevated levels that you should worry about and remediate This is critical information to know before buying a home.

Our Methods and Equipment

We use Airthings Corentium Pro radon monitors. The Corentium Pro is AARST-NRPP certified for North America. Corentium Pro samples indoor air through a passive diffusion chamber, using alpha spectrometry to precisely calculate the radon level.

Radon is detected using silicon photodiodes to both count and measure the energy of alpha particles resulting from the decay chain of radon gas. The instrument is calibrated to reference instruments in accredited laboratories and is C-NRPP certified.

The unit is placed in your residence for 48 hours. After that time we come back and gather the info and a report is generated. No waiting for results.

 

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