What You Need To Know About Radon
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it’s also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. The Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend testing for radon because one out of 15 homes has unsafe levels indoors. Millions of Americans have had their homes tested, and you should, too.
Radon is a radioactive gas that emanates from rocks and soils and tends to concentrate in enclosed spaces, such as underground mines or houses. Soil gas infiltration is recognized as the most important source of residential radon. Other sources, including building materials and water extracted from wells, are less important in most circumstances. Radon is a major contributor to the ionizing radiation dose received by the general population.
Radon measurements are relatively simple to perform and essential to assess radon concentration in homes. Addressing radon is important both in the construction of new buildings (prevention) and in existing buildings (mitigation or remediation). The primary radon prevention and mitigation strategies focus on sealing radon entry routes and on reversing the air pressure differences between the indoor occupied space and the outdoor soil through different soil depressurization techniques.
Our Radon Testing over the rest
We will use a Sun Radon Model 1030™ professional grade Active Continuous Radon Monitor designed with a passive airflow diffusion detector. The 1030 has a Solid State Photodiode Detector with a 6-chamber design paired with an advanced detection algorithm allowing for the lowest measurement uncertainty while further decreasing measurement noise and preventing radio frequency interference. The CR monitor will be programmed to run continuously, periodically recording the radon concentration for 48 hours and storing up to 1,650 data points.
After the test is complete we will return to your home to retrieve the monitor and data for complete test analysis and report generation. If the test was part of a home inspection, we will generate one combined, easy to read and understand report for you.
Millions of Americans have had their homes tested, and you should, too.
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