WHAT IS RADON?
You can't see it, smell it, or taste it, but there may be Radon Gas present in your new home. Radon is a radioactive gas caused by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water that naturally releases from the ground into the air.
WHY GET A RADON TEST?
Radon is the second largest caused of lung cancer in the world. The United States Environmental Protection Angecy (EPA) speculates causes thousands of Cancer related deaths a year.
The only way to retect if your home has dangerous radon levels seeping in from the ground is proper testing.
Any home can have a radon problem, whether new or old. The EPA estimates nearly one of every 15 homes has elevated radon levels (4 pCi/L or more). Therefore, the EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A RADON TEST
Your radon test should take a minimum of 52 Hours or a few days at the most. Using Radalink Continuous Monitors we take hourly readings then calculate an average level.
For 12 hours prior to the testing, ensure all your doors and windows are closed and remain that way throughout the test.
Thankfully, if you're living in the property, you can stay and enter/exit normally, just be careful not to leave any door to fresh air open for longer than a minute.
RADON PROTECTION PLAN
Best of all, for a period of 120 days following your full home inspection or 22 days after closing (whichever occurs later), our warranty company guarantees your radon elvels to be under 4.0pCi/L. IF within the time frame another test is performed by a licensed professoinal & the reading is 4.0pCi/L or higher, they'll pay for up to $1,200 for mitigation.
Learn More on a Radon Protection Plan Page!