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This test is available for anybody wanting to test the home that they live in currently or for a home they are looking to purchase. We perform a 48 hour continuous test in your home and give the results within hours of finishing the test. The test is not loud and does not interfere with your life. Check out the informational video at the bottom of this page.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert. Unless you test for it, there is no way of telling how much is present.
Radon is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water. Naturally existing, low levels of uranium occur widely in Earth’s curst. It can be found in all 50 states. Once produced, radon moves through the ground to the air above. Some remains below the surface and dissolves in water that collects and flows under the ground’s surface.
What health effects are associated with radon exposure? The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The EPA estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon-related. No specific subtype of lung cancer is associated with radon exposure. Only smoking causes more cases of lung cancer. If you smoke and you are exposed to elevated radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides radon risk comparison charts for people who smoke and those who have never smoked. Stop smoking and lower your radon level to reduce your lung cancer risk. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. Not everyone exposed to elevated levels of radon will develop lung cancer, and the amount of time between exposure and the onset of the disease may be many years. Breathing radon does not cause and short-term health effects such as shortness of breath, coughing, headaches, or fever.
|How often is indoor radon a problem?|
|Nearly one out of every 15 homes has a radon level EPA considers to be elevated.|
|How does radon get into a building?|
|Most indoor radon comes into the building from the soil. Radon and other gases rise through the soil and get trapped under the building. The trapped gases build up pressure. Air pressure inside homes is usually lower than the pressure in the soil. Therefore, the higher pressure under the building forces gases though floors and walls and into the building. Most of the gas moves through cracks and other openings. Once inside, the radon can become trapped and concentrated.|
|How do you test for Radon?|
|Our technicians will come out to your home and perform an initial survey before setting the continuous monitoring machine. The technicians will explain the easy to follow protocols that accompany the test. After performing the initial inspection the technician will then place the machine and set it. The machine will run for a minimum of 48 hours monitoring the air. After the 48 hours we will return to get the machine and the results will be sent to an independent lab for analysis. The results will usually be received within 24 hours.
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