Has your home been tested
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas (a byproduct of
decomposing Uranium). This gas is released
in the soil and seeps up into our atmosphere. The
foundations of our homes trap radon underneath until it
finds a way to penetrate and enter into our home.
While there are no immediate symptoms from exposure to
radon, prolonged exposure has been linked to lung
cancer. Only smoking has more causes of lung
cancer than radon. Smokers exposed to radon are
much more at risk of developing lung cancer.
It is even possible for radon to enter the home through
well water. It is possible for granite counter
tops to contain levels of radon, but the risk from
granite alone is minimal.
The Environmental Protection Agency reports that 1 in 15
homes in the United States contain unsafe levels of
The radon test is conducted for a 48-hour time period by a
continuous monitor to detect radon concentration levels
inside the home. The radon test monitor is placed in the
lowest habitable level of the house. The test
monitor has fool-proof electronics to detect any
tampering during the test period.
The test results are an average of the radon
measurement readings during the entire 48-hour test
period. These results are emailed to you by the
next business day.
The cost of a radon test is $120. If you also
get a home inspection, the cost is $70.
Call us at 314-482-7483 to
schedule your radon test.