Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, invisible, naturally occurring soil gas that comes from the breakdown of radioactive uranium in the soil and rocks beneath our houses.
Conducted by a NJ licensed Radon Measurement Technician
The EPA and the US Surgeon General recommend that homes below the third floor be tested for radon. Radon can occur in new as well as old homes, drafty and tight homes, homes with basements or built on slabs.
A screening device is left in the home for 2-6 days. We use state of the art devices.
We use EPA and NJ DEP state approved testing laboratories for canister device and other type testing (www.Radata.com).
We use tamper deterrent techniques and equipment as recommended by the DEP.
All parties are informed of the protocol and requested to sign a testing and non-interference agreement
We pick up our own screening devices as required by state regulations. Unfortunately for unsuspecting home buyers, a common and unscrupulous industry practice is to ask the homeowner or sales agent to return the screening device to the lab, or for the inspector to knowingly agree to let the sales agent to return the screening device when they offer. These unethical and illegal practices do not serve the interest of the home buyer.
The report is available online within one day of test retrieval.