What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is caused by decaying uranium in soils. It is present in nearly all soils, but can cause health problems when it builds up within a house. Long term effects of exposure include lung cancer.
When should I get Radon Testing done?
The EPA and Surgeon General state that EVERY home should be tested for Radon preferably at least every 2 years or sooner if any major systems have been changed/modified. (ie, new addition, HVAC repairs/replacement, living on a lower level, blocking of vents, insulating, etc)
Why Use Jayson Savela to test for Radon?
Jayson is certified and professionally trained in Radon Measurement with the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). Don't use just anybody. Get someone who has been professionally trained.
I can also do a measurement of the actual harmful byproducts of Radon called Radon Decay Products (THIS is the true measure of what is actually harmful about Radon) and will give us what is known as WL or Working Level, after which we can develop an action plan.
Because we test for both the Radon and Radon Decay Product levels to see what you are actually truly being exposed to, we are not the cheapest radon tester, but you can rest assured our test is more thorough than just a standard Radon test.
How We Measure Radon
We use many different methods depending upon the type of testing done. For most Real Estate transactions (considered short term) we will use a CRM (Continuous Radon Monitor) which gives hourly readings to better tell what is actually happening. For long term testing we will typically use an Alpha track and/or electron chamber detectors.
Citizens guide to Radon: Click Here
Home Buyers/Sellers Guide to Radon: Click Here
If you are interested in seeing what the EPA guidelines for testing are, they are listed here (NOTE: this is a lengthy 73 pg PDF document): Click Here