Precision Radon Testing: Safeguarding Your Home’s Air Quality


Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. 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. The only way to determine if your home or business is at risk for radon exposure is to test. Your home or business could have high levels of radon and you may not even be aware.

Radon has been found in every state in the U.S. The amount or levels of radon varies across the country, depending on the kinds of rocks and soil in each area. Because of their working environment, miners are at increased risk for radon exposure. Radon gas is also found in all kinds of indoor spaces. For the general population, the greatest exposure happens in the home. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that elevated radon levels are present in one of every 15 American homes.


Radon In Homes


Radon gas forms naturally when radioactive metal (radium, thorium or uranium) breaks down in rocks, soil or groundwater. It evaporates and disappears outdoors, so levels outside are low. Indoors, however, radon gas can enter buildings through their foundations and become trapped. People may breathe in radon gas in their homes, school, workplaces and other indoor places. We can provide precision radon testing safeguarding your home’s air quality.

After you have completed a test and received your results, if the levels of radon exceed 4.0 pCi/L, you may need a radon mitigation system installed. Mitigation systems utilize a system of pipes and a fan to pull the dangerous radon gas from a structure releasing it into the atmosphere, where it naturally exists. We can provide the testing needed to identify this hazard so you can take the necessary action to mitigate any risks to you and your family.

Additional information regarding the health risks of radon exposure can be found here: