Importance of Radon Testing
Similar to mold, radon exists everywhere. No environment is free of it. The issue begins when over time, the gas is enclosed in a small space and builds up.
Measuring Radon Levels
The threshold for radon levels is 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air) as stated by the EPA. Levels below 4 are considered to be safe. However, if the radon level exceeds 4, the issue needs to be addressed.
Originating from the natural decay of uranium, the radioactive gas is invisible to our senses. The uranium can be found in building materials, water, rocks, and soil.
Long-term exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States behind smoking. Radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How Do We Test For Radon?
Placement in the Home
Our state of the art Radon Machine is placed in the home and collects readings for a minimum of 48 hours. The home must be kept in “closed” condition to ensure the most accurate reading.
After sitting in the home for 48 hours, the radon machine will document the level in the home and a detailed report is emailed to you.