Radon Testing

 
 
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What is radon

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can have long term health risks and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The EPA estimates that there are about 21,000 annual radon-related lung cancer deaths, an estimate consistent with the National Academy of Sciences report on the Health Effects of Exposure to radon (BEIR VI, 1999).

 
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Where does radon come from

Radon gas enters the home through ground soil and the EPA estimates that nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more).

Radon in the home is caused by many factors including types of soil, presence of and location of uranium containing rocks underground and the construction of your home. The only way to predict your risks is to test for the presence of radon gas.

I use state of the art Continuous Radon Monitors to conduct a 48 hour test that takes readings every hour. This test gives you a snap shot of the radon level for the testing time period and allows you to take under consideration the cost of remediation while you are negotiating the purchase of your home.

 
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I have radon what do i do

Radon remediation is typically performed in Pennsylvania homes that test high for radon gas. These systems can cost from $800-$2500 to install and are very effective at reducing radon gas in the home to safe levels.

If you already have a remediation system installed, I will inspect the system, how it is installed and insure that it is operating. The effectiveness can only be determined by testing for radon levels and a long term test is best when your home already has a radon remediation system installed.