New Jersey Professional Radon Inspection
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in the soil. Within the ground, Radon gas rises to the surface and is able to penetrate the concrete slab of a home. Although radon gas itself is not harmful, it’s radioactive decay products (polonium being the most harmful) plates out onto dust particles in the air which gets breathed in. Studies have shown that high concentrations of radon gas can lead an increased risk for lung cancer.
One way for testing for this harmful radioactive by-product is using an activated charcoal canister. The canister is placed in the lowest level of the home for a duration of 2-7days. Then, the activated charcoal canister is sent into the lab for testing. Results are typically received within 24 hours (Monday through Friday).
Ideal results are concentration levels under 4 pCi/L(picocuries per liter). 4 pCi/L or higher is the EPA’s recommended action level. If results are above 4 pCi/L, the recommended action is to install an radon mitigation system(which is a pvc pipe that runs into the homes concrete slab. A fan is attached to the pipe and creates a vacuum under the slab to suck out Radon gas before entering the home. Basic mitigation systems run about 1750 dollars and create a significant drop in radon concentration levels within the home.
Mike has been testing for Radon gas in New Jersey for over a year. He’s seen ranges from .02 pCi/L to 34.1 pCi/L. No matter what your home may test at, solution are always available to bring concentration levels down to a permissible level. Let Mike give you peace of mind, contact him today.