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Radon Testing

Radon testing is a process designed to measure the presence and concentration of radon gas in indoor environments, particularly within residential or commercial properties. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into buildings from the ground, and prolonged exposure to elevated levels of radon can pose health risks, including an increased risk of lung cancer.

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

Radon is a radioactive element that is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. Radon typically enters your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer.  The Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

How Do I Get My Home Tested for Radon?

Schedule a radon test with an Illinois licensed radon professional.

A trained and licensed radon professional should perform the radon test. Our licensed radon technicians will use cutting edge radon detection devices (radon monitors) that produce highly precise and accurate results. The radon technician will follow Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) guidelines – using the required amount of radon monitors needed for the size and type of house. To maximize the accuracy of the radon test, the radon monitors will be placed in the proper locations within the house.

What Should I Do If My Home Has High Levels of Radon?

The USEPA action level for radon is 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L).

Radon reduction techniques are used to stop radon entry and reduce indoor radon concentrations.  IEMA recommends hiring a licensed radon mitigation professional to reduce your indoor radon concentrations.

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