Radon – What Is It?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas from the breakdown of Uranium in soil and rocks. It is tasteless, odorless, and colorless. Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the United States, only second to smoking.
How Does It Get in Your Home?
Since Radon is virtually everywhere in some amount, when a home is built, the construction of the home allows for the seepage of this gas through hollow block walls, cracks in foundation floors and walls, as well as openings for sump pits, floor drains, and pipes.
For more information regarding Radon, please view the publications published by the EPA.
E-PERM – (Electret Passive Environmental Radon Monitor)
The Electret devices are placed by a PA DEP Certified Individual on the lowest living area of the home (or another area of concern). These devices stay in the house for a minimum of 46 hours and then are retrieved. Calculation of the result is performed and the report is e-mailed to you the next business day.
Requirements: Per PA DEP, all windows and doors throughout the entire residence need to be closed 12 hours prior to test placement and stay closed for the duration of the test.
All our Radon Testing Devices are placed in tamper resistant containers to ensure the validity and accuracy of your results.
NOTE TO CLIENTS: The Radon Certification Act requires that anyone who provides any radon‐related service or product to the general public
must be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. You are entitled to evidence of certification from any person who
provides such services or product offered. All radon measurement data will be sent to the Department as required in the Act and will be kept
confidential. If you have any questions, comments or complaints concerning persons who provide radon‐related services, please contact the
Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Radiation Protection, P.O. Box 84, Harrisburg, PA 17105‐8469, 717‐783‐3594.
These are short-term test devices (48 hours to 7 days) that contain granular activated carbon which absorbs radon gas. Test kits can be picked up at our office or shipped to you. A return shipping label is provided. Results are e-mailed to you 2 business days after canister is received.
Radon Canister (RnCan)
This option is slightly less accurate but can prove to be a cost effective starting point.
*Special conditions apply for Real Estate transactions. For more information, please call our office at 866-866-6700.
Test / Price
E-Perm Test* / $135
Additional Area / $45
Charcoal Canister / $35
*Discounted price. Applies when ordered with an inspection.