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A simple test could potentially save your life.
If you are concerned or even just curious about the amount of radon in your home, we urge you to take advantage of our affordable 48 hour radon test.
After scheduling your appointment, one of our radon experts will set up a radon machine in your home. These specialized machines take samples of the air once every hour for 48 hours.
Q: What is radon?
A: Radon, a class A carcinogenic, is a radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert. Unless you test for it, there is no way of telling how much is present.
Q: Is radon dangerous?
A: Radon can be dangerous - usually in medium to large amounts over a prolonged period of time. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of cancer in the United States, right behind smoking.
Q: How does radon enter a home?
A: Most indoor radon comes into the home from the soil or rock beneath it. Radon and other gases rise through the soil and get trapped under the building. Over time, these trapped gases build up pressure. Air pressure inside homes is usually lower than the pressure in the soil. Therefore, the higher pressure under the building forces gases through floors and walls into the building. Most of the gas moves through cracks and other openings. Once inside, the radon can become trapped and concentrated.
Q: Is there an "acceptable" level of radon within a home?
A: The EPA states that any radon exposure carries some risk, however no level of radon exposure is always safe. The EPA recommends that homes be mitigated (fixed) if the test result comes back at an average of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L or higher).
Q: How often are tests higher than 4.0 pCi/L?
A: In 2017, approximately 25% of our radon tests came in higher than 4.0 pCi/L, in other words, 1 out of every 4 homes had elevated levels of radon.
Q: How much does a radon test cost?
A: Our radon test is $100 per test. The test takes minimum 48 hours to complete.
Q: If my home has high levels of radon, how do I get rid of it?
A: The best way to remove radon from a home is to have a professional install a radon mitigation system. Click the link below to learn more about our radon mitigation systems.