Radon Testing


Radon (chemical symbol Rn) is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium and radium found in nearly all rocks and soils. Radon can move up from the ground into buildings through openings in floors or walls that are in contact with the ground. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The EPA, surgeon General and the American Lung Association recommends that all homes be tested for Radon. The test takes 48 hours of air monitoring and results can be delivered the same day that the testing equipment is picked up. Stephen and Son Home Inspection Services sub-contracts with a certified Radon testing company and can schedule the Radon test at the same time at the home inspection. Please go to the websites listed below to become more informed about Radon and its effects. 

Radon | American Lung Association

Radon | US EPA

2016_a_citizens_guide_to_radon.pdf (epa.gov)


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