Radon Testing

Testing for Radon is essential if there is even suspicion of elevated levels. We use the best equipment to ensure you have peace of mind and your family is safe.

This unit adds environmental sensors that continuously record temperature, barometric pressure and relative humidity to further assist with closed building procedures. The Radon Sentinel has the highest sensitivity of all our monitors (15 cph/pCi/l).

For a typical test, the radon monitor is set up in a building or structure to be monitored, and the device is left unattended for the required test duration. Ambient room air, laden with radon, diffuses into the radon monitor’s detection chambers. Gaps between the base and the cover allow air to freely pass into the radon monitor. Radon decay by-products emit alpha particles which are detected by the photo diodes and then counted.

During a test, the number of counts produced by the alpha particles is stored in memory and converted into radon concentration (pCi/l) using the stored calibration factor. At the end of the test, the results can be viewed on the radon monitor display, on a computer screen, or in a printed report.

*Our machines are able to detect if it’s tampered with in any way so your results are reliable

Radon Facts

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home.

If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you’re at high risk for developing lung cancer. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon.

The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.

You can read more facts about Radon and it’s dangers here.