RADON MEASUREMENT AND TESTING
RADON ENTRY POINTS
Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas found naturally in the environment. It is produced by the natural breakdown of uranium commonly found in soils and rocks. Because radon is a gas, it can easily move through small spaces in soils and other materials, allowing it to enter the air we breathe, both outdoors and inside buildings. In the outdoors, radon mixes with large volumes of fresh air and is diluted to low concentrations. However, if radon enters an enclosed or poorly ventilated space in a building, it can accumulate to levels that can pose a risk to health.
Radon is a silent killer and a Level 1 carcinogen. It is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in Canada.
Health Canada estimates 3,200 Canadians die annually as a result of Radon exposure and even breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.
Health Canada recommends ALL homeowners test.
Remedial measures should be undertaken in a dwelling whenever the average annual radon concentration exceeds 200 Bq/m3 in the normal occupancy area. Radon mitigation is effective in reducing the level to as low as practically possible and this starts with professional testing that we provide.
Always request C-NRPP Cerified Measurement professionals like us.
Our Real Estate Protocol
We use the CARST Guideline for Conducting a Radon Screening Assessment as Part of a Real Estate Transaction of a Residential Dwelling in Canada (PDF document). Real estate transactions in Halifax Nova Scotia, happen quickly and deadlines must be met. Because of this, we need to be able to assess the radon levels in a home within a short period. If a long-term radon measurement has not been conducted prior to a real estate transaction, a radon screening assessment can provide important information on whether funds may be required to cover the installation of a radon mitigation system. Unlike test kits that can be deployed for the entire heating season and sent to a lab for analysis, we use accurate C-NRPP approved digital continuous radon monitors that measure the levels of radon in the home over a minimum of 90 hours, and we obtain readouts immediately. Our monitors are calibrated yearly and are designed to capture tamper in order to provide you the most precise screening possible.
Millions of Canadians have had their home tested and you should too.
Our inspector is a certified C-NRPP and CARST Radon measurement professional and follows the strict measurement guidelines as stipulated by Health Canada, CARST and CNRPP.
We recommend every homeowner know their Radon levels in order to take necessary remedial actions to improve their indoor air quality.