Are you worried
about Radon in your home?
We are recognized as leaders when it comes to Radon as that’s all we do! Testing your home for Radon is very easy and inexpensive. Testing your home for Radon is recommended by Health Canada and has started becoming standard practice in Real Estate transactions.
Long term vs. Short term testing: What's the difference?
The only way to know for sure if your home has high Radon levels is get it tested, preferably by a C-NRPP certified professional. The difference between these two types of tests will obviously be time, and what your needs are for getting your home tested. According to Health Canada, The Canadian Cancer Society, and the Lung Association, it is recommended to test your home for the presence of Radon.
We offer a long-term test which can be mailed to you or hand delivered and placed in your home for a minimum of 91 days up to a full year. Long term Radon tests are the best indicators of true Radon levels in your home and are suggested prior to mitigating. (Many people feel comfortable mitigating based on getting a C-NRPP Certified Measurement professional testing their home Radon levels). Upon conclusion of the test, send your Alpha Track device to the lab in your prepaid pre-addressed envelope (shipping & lab analysis fees are included in the price of your test) and wait for your results!
We also offer a short-term Radon test where we come to your home and set up a commercial grade Radon detection monitor for a duration of 96 hours (min). At the conclusion of the test we will provide you with a detailed digital report including hourly breakdown of Radon levels within your home. Short term testing is most applicable in a real estate transactions, it gives you an accurate reading for that particular window of time. If Radon levels are over the recommended guidelines you have the option of negotiating a Radon mitigation system cost into the purchase of your home or the potential to negotiate based on follow-up long term test results. If you are a home owner looking to find out your home's Radon levels this test is not recommended.
We offer the Corentium Home, Wave & Wave Plus by Airthings. These digital Radon monitors are both short and long term testing devices giving you the peace of mind knowing what your Radon levels are within hours vs. waiting 4 months. Each one is slightly different giving you the flexibility on how you wish to monitor. The longer these devices are used to measure the more accurate they become, and as is recommended by Health Canada the most accurate results will come from a test that lasts a minimum of 90 days within the winter months.