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Radon Measurement & Testing

Radon is an invisible, odourless, radioactive gas produced from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soils and rocks. Since Radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted, it can get into your home undetected. Outdoors, radon is diluted and therefore not a concern; but in confined spaces such as your home, radon can build up high levels and become a health risk. Radon is a silent killer and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada.

All homes have some level of radon; the only way to know the amount of radon is to test. The current Canadian guideline for Radon is 200 becquerels per cubic meter (200 Bq/m3)

Most real estate transactions happen quickly with short deadlines. The radon levels in a home need to be assessed in a short period. If a long term radon measurement has not been conducted prior to the real estate transaction, a short term radon screening can provide important information prior to finalizing the sale.

We use accurate C-NRPP approved digital continuous radon monitors that measure the levels of radon in the home over a 4 day period; and obtain results immediately.