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Radon Gas Testing ~ Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in soil and rock. Radon is invisible, odorless and tasteless, and can only be detected by specialized tests. Radon enters homes through openings that are in contact with the ground, such as cracks in the foundation, small openings around pipes, and sump pits. Radon and its decay products release radioactive energy that can cause lung cancer.
Testing for radon gas is easy; homes and properties with high levels of radon can be fixed (mitigated). This is why the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommends all homes and properties are tested for radon gas.
Our licensed Radon Measurement Technicians are qualified to assist you to properly evaluate your property to determine if you are at risk for radon gas exposure.
Depending where you are, your risk for Radon exposure has many factors. We recommend you test for Radon regardless of the risk level to provide a peace of mind prior you take possession of the property or if you occupy a property and never tested.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recommends that all homes in the process of a purchase be tested for radon gas levels. Many insurance and mortgage companies require that test results be presented to them prior to approving a policy on the house. Our technicians will test your property for any radon gas presence. This test can be done alone or included with a property inspection. We will deliver professional results to you so you can present them to your mortgage or insurance companies prior to closing of the Real-Estate sale transaction.
Many houses in the state of New Jersey have radon levels that fluctuate. Many things change during the time you own a property and conditions may have changed due to a number of things that may affect the radon gas levels in the house. We will make sure your house is properly set for testing. We will inspect the condition of your house as it relates to the potential risk of radon exposure. We will place a test kit, collect it and deliver professional lab results to you.
Radon gas testing may reduce your liability and prevent future unexpected costs. Our goal is to decrease your liability by avoiding tenant exposure to harmful conditions that can be traced back to owner responsibility and/or claims of negligence. Our Inspector will survey the property for areas of concern. We will coordinate the best time to perform the test, place all test kits in accordance with DEP regulations, properly document the testing, collect and provide you with professional lab results. Commercial testing is based on the Sq. Ft. of the property. Our report can then be submitted to your insurance or compliance inspector as needed.
The DEP guidelines for testing Radon of schools and daycare centers is at least once every five years. Radon gas testing in schools is important to ensure safe environments for kids spending several hours in the building. We will coordinate and provide guidance throughout the process to you and your staff. We will conduct the test at the best time for you, in accordance with the New Jersey DEP guidelines, to ensure it is not interfering with the school or daycare activities. We will collect all placed test kits and provide you with detailed professional lab results for your records. The results can be submitted as compliance and kept for audit purposes.