Radon

Radon Facts

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States . The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General strongly recommend that all homes be tested and that further action be taken when the homes radon test results are 4.0pCi/l or greater.

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States . Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Cracks and other holes in the foundation of buildings can allow radon gas into your home. Any home can have a radon problem. This includes, but is not limited to: new homes, old homes, energy efficient homes, drafty homes and homes with or without basements. In fact, nearly one out of every 15 homes in the Untied States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4.0 pCi/l or more). The national average indoor radon level is about 1.3 pCi/l. The higher the homes radon level the greater the health risk to you and your family. Reducing your radon levels can be done easily, effectively and fairly inexpensively. Even homes with very high radon levels can be reduced below 4.0 pCi/l.

AART Radon Inspection Services

AART offers long and short term radon testing. Short- term tests are conducted for a minimum of 48 hours, however, may stay in the home up to 90 days. Results are calculated in our primary lab and typically available within 24 hours after completion of testing. Long-term tests are deployed for 3 months to one year and are most representative of your annual radon levels. Because radon levels vary from day to day and season to season, short-term tests are less likely than long-term tests to tell you your year round average radon level. Radon re-testing should occur every two years, with each change of ownership, after structural alterations to the dwelling that change the ventilation pattern, if major cracks occur in the foundation, after nearby blasting or earthquakes and/or after installation of a sub-slab ventilation system. The bottom line of the radon profession is health. Contact us today to schedule your professional test or ask about our home health test kits for the “do it yourself” approach to a better environment.