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Next to cigarette smokng, Radon gas is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer globally. This colorless and odorless gas is produced from the natural decay of redioactive materials in soil. Here in the NY and NJ area, there are pockets of "hot areas" where radon is fairly prevalent. It infiltrates homes, and stays in the air. Unfortunately, when levels are higher than 4.0 picocuries in the air (pc/L) it can cause damage to our lungs.

For this reason, the EPA recommends annual testing for the resence of Radon in the home. Testing is simple, inexpensive, and pretty quick. For a real estate transaction, the test will run for anywhere between 2 and 7 calendar days. After that time, the testing device is sealed and delivered to a NY State and EPA approved lab for analysis.

Some inspectors purport to be able to perform a Radon test during the course of an inspection and deliver the results at its conclusion. This is FALSE.

  • If an inspector offers to do this, report him to the NY State Department of Health and the NY State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services for FRAUD.
  • A valid Radon test for any real estate transaction is known as a short-term test and runs a minimum of 48-hours, and up to seven (7) days.

Some inspectors purchase their own Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM). These devices are generlly available on-line through a variety of sources including used devices on eBay.

  • How accurate are they? Who knows!
  • How qualified is the inspector to operate the device? Who knows!
  • Is he/she recognized and regulated by any Governmental authority? Who knows!
  • Is the testing device calibrated by any Governmentall authority? Who knows!

For this reason, if any inspector claims to have his own Radon testing device, ask to see his/her credentials as a NY State ELAP-approved lab FIRST !

We use only EPA and NY State ELAP approved testing devices, and NY State ELAP licensed labs for analysis of test results.

We have received training and testing from both the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants, and the National Radon Safety Board.

We are proud members of IAC2. Accept no substitutes.

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