Radon is a radioactive gas that results from the decay of radium, a metal that is present in very low levels in rock and soil. Radon finds its way into homes due to air pressure differences between foundations, slabs and the surrounding soil. According to the U.S. E.P.A., radon in the home causes an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year.
This is the typical radon test performed prior to a home purchase. To provide quicker results to you, we have invested in continuous radon monitor (CRM) technology, an electronic device that provides results from air testing immediately upon completion. The difference to you as a home buyer is that instead of waiting at least two days after the test ends to receive your results, there is no waiting. Conventional testing provides results four days after the test begins, CRM technology requires only two days!
Radon gas incorporates into ground water, which then is used as water for homes with wells. The gas is then discharged when water comes into contact with the air while showering or otherwise running water. Understanding your exposure will allow you to mitigate the risk. Contact us to arrange for this simple and affordable test.