Radon Coming Out of The Ground

What is Radon?

Radon is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas. It is radioactive yet undetectable to the naked eye. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium in some building materials, soil, water, and rocks. Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution!

How We Test For Radon

We have a team of certified and dedicated technicians conducting Radon tests! With our primary method of testing (CRM), test results are available the same day as the completed test. Closed home conditions are required for accurate data collection. Tests are placed usually in the basement , or at the lowest living space of the building away from vents and windows. Our specialists are always available to answer any questions you have. Contact Us!

Recording

Our Primary Method For Testing is using a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM). This approved device takes hourly readings and provides EPA average, can detect movement, must be plugged in, runs for 48 hrs, has a Rapid Report Turn Around Time which is 2-3 days.

Our secondary method of testing for Radon is using Charcoal Liquid Scintillation Vials (LS Vial). This approved method uses vials to collect radon from the property. Results are reported as overall average, takes up to 7 business days for results as vials are sent to a third party lab for analysis, and this is the low cost option!

Remediation

Remediation is inexpensive and is recommended when levels are at least 4.0 pCi/l.

Newer homes have Passive System already installed. Homes with a passive system already in place should cost around $600-800 to fix. Homes without a passive system cost about $1,200-1,400 (closer to $900 if there is a sump pump).

You should never back out of a contract based solely on a high radon reading. All houses can be lowered to an acceptable level. Another test should be done to make sure the fan is effectively lowering the radon level. Sometimes, adjustments need to be made to the fan. Most remediation companies do not perform testing before or after since it would be a conflict of interest. Wait at least 24 hours after system is turned on, but no more than 30 days.

Retesting & Misconceptions

You should retest: every 2 years or After Seasonal changes, after remediation (24 hours to 30 days), major renovation, new windows, new hvac, etc, fans last 5 years, so if your fan has been broken or is old.

Some misconceptions:
  • My home can’t have high radon since there’s no basement.
  • If below 4.0 pCi/l, my house is safe.
  • If the home already has a passive system, I’m in the clear.
  • After remediation, my house is fixed for life.
  • I should not buy a house because it has high radon levels.
  • I can not move into my house until my radon levels are low.
  • Radon is not real
Radon Diagram
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