About Radon Gas
Radon is a radioactive gas that forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium, which are radioactive metals break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. Exposure to radon primarily comes from breathing radon in the air that comes through gaps, cracks or penetrations in buildings and homes. Radon is released from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils.
According to EPA estimates, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.
If you are purchasing a home and want to ensure the radon levels are within the EPA's recommended thresholds, it is a good idea to order the radon test with your home inspection. It pays to know before you buy!
Radon Testing Process
Our radon tests are performed with continuous radon machines that must be in the home for 48 hours. The results of the radon tests are available the same day which includes an easy to read graph that shows the hourly readings and an average concentration level.