How we test for radon in your home
Cedar Hill has been trained by the
State of CT
Department of Public Health for radon testing. Cedar Hill follows EPA protocols for Radon testing, provides EPAradon information and a PDF written report with every radon test we conduct.
Cedar Hill features
EPA approved advance electronic continuous monitor test equipment, raw data output from the monitor is provided for your reference.
If your home is served by a private well, testing your water is recommended also.
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Why is radon testing important
10 Reasons Why Testing Your Home For Radon Is Important
1) Radon has been identified as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second only to smoking. If you smoke your risk is greater.
2) There is no safe level of Radon. The EPA recommends
reducing average radon levels below 2 pCi/L.
3) Radon testing is easy. Testing lasts a minimum of 48 hours. The home must be
kept closed for 12 hours before testing and during the 48 hour test.
4) Atmospheric conditions, seasons, home design can all effect the level of
radon in your home. High wind and snow for example can effect the levels of radon in your home during any given period. The EPA protocols for testing define these conditions.
5) Radon is easy to mitigate. Most of the mitigation in our area is accomplished via under-slab depressurization. Only a licensed radon mitigation contractor can install and maintain radon reduction systems.
6) The only way you can determine the radon level in your home is to test for
it. Make sure your testing specialist is using EPA Protocols for Radon
Measurement. Cedar Hill utilizes Continuous Monitor devices from Sun Nuclear - Model 1027 and the advance model 1028. These devices are approved for radon measurement by the EPA
7) There is no "safe area or town" for radon. All towns
and homes can have high radon
concentrations. Be aware of statements like -" there is no radon on this
street or in this town ". Some towns or areas of towns have demonstrated elevated levels of radon in homes.
8) Radon is odorless, colorless and tasteless. The only way
to know the radon level is to test for it.
9) Major renovations can effect the amount of radon in your
home. Retest your home after making improvements such as new windows,
siding, additions or basement renovation, etc.
10) The US EPA and the Lung association recommend that all homes be tested for
radon. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. All homes regardless of construction type, i.e. slab on grade, basement, or crawlspace; or style, i.e. colonial, raised ranch, condominium can have elevated levels of radon. No home or building is immune to elevated levels of radon.
Make sure your test is conducted per the EPA Radon Testing Protocol.
How radon enters your home
Radon gas enters your home through cracks, sump holes, drains, gaps etc in
the basement foundation. Snow, rain, high wind and atmospheric pressure can
affect the amount of radon decay in your home.
Homes served by private wells should have well water tested for radon. The exposure
here is mostly from the vaporized water inhaled during showers, baths, etc. The EPA reports that only a very small number of cancers can be attributed to ingestion of water with high levels of radon.
Cedar Hill utilizes EPA testing protocol and a CT licensed laboratory for analysis.
Click to contact Cedar Hill Home Inspection to have your home tested today!