Radon Testing


What is radon?

Radon Entry PointRadon is a tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States each year. When naturally occurring radium in rock, soil, or water decays, the radon moves through the ground to the air above. This radioactive air can enter your house through crawlspaces, cracks in your foundation floor or walls, or from any exposed soil at the basement. It may also affect the water supply for the home if a well is present.

Reason for testing:

To determine the radon level in the lowest livable area of the structure.

Method:

Initial testing (i.e. screening level) is a 48 hour measurement period utilizing Continuous Working Level Monitors or Electret Ion Chambers. All testing meets current EPA protocol for Real Estate Transactions. As we are a New York State certified lab, results are available immediately after testing.

Results:

Report and lab results indicating the radon levels in the structure at the time of testing. An EPA “Recommended Action/Risk Evaluation” chart accompanies every report. Also a booklet explaining radon gas and its health effects accompanies every report with a radon level at or above the EPA recommended level of 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L ).