Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, naturally-occurring radioactive gas formed from the breakdown of uranium and thorium. Exposure to radon is estimated to be the second-leading cause of lung cancer, accounting for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year (range of 8,000 to 45,000).
About Radon Testing
Radon in Air Canisters (Testing with Charcoal Canisters)
Service with Inspection Only - This test takes a minimum of 48 hours. The canisters can sit for a maximum of 96 hours. As the radon in air canisters are usually mailed upon test completion, it can take up to 5 - 7 days from the test completion date for the results to be delivered.
Radon in Air (Testing with Continuous Radon Monitor)
Service with Inspection and Service Alone - The radon monitor must sit for a minimum of 48 hours and a maximum of 96 hours. The test results are then emailed directly to the client. The office must schedule CRM testing. The Testing with Continuous Radon Monitor cannot be scheduled online.
Radon in Water, Service with Inspection Only
This test is especially important if the property has well water. A safe reading for a Radon in Air test does not ensure a safe reading for the level of radon in the water. For this reason, we encourage clients to order the Radon in Air and Water Combo Package. The package offers discounted rates on each of the tests. This test is only available with a home inspection and not as a stand-alone test. We do not return to the property to take additional tests after the inspection.
Radon in Air & Water Combo Package
Service with Inspection Read EPA Information on Drinking Water Contaminants – Standards and Regulations