Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas.
Radon is estimated to cause thousands of deaths from lung cancer each year. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking) in the United States today.
Radon emanates from rocks and soils. It tends to concentrate in enclosed spaces, such as underground mines or houses.
Radon can be found all over the U.S. Radon tests usually take place in the basement or in the lowest livable space in the home.
A radon test is an inexpensive way for you to understand if the radon concentration is higher than the threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If radon thresholds are higher than recommended, you can consider remediation before or after the purchase of your home.
You will never get rid of radon completely, but you can lower its concentration in the air. Remediation is usually very effective in lowering radon concentration to acceptable levels. Check the 'Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon' for more information.
A radon report is generated by a software and documents the average radon concentration together with other useful information. Here you can find a sample report.
We offer radon test for $150 as a stand-alone service, but a discount of $50 is applied when requested together with a home inspection.