Home Radon Testing

Pristine Inspections & Testing offers thorough home inspection and radon testing services in most of Central Illinois.

Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your family. Radon gas can be found in just about anywhere. It can get into any type of building — homes, offices, and schools — and build up to high levels.

Radon can enter your home through cracks in floors, walls or ceilings, construction joints, or the water supply, as well as through gaps around service pipes and in suspended floors. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be a major problem in your home.

By breathing radon-containing air, you increase your risk of lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. For more information, view the EPA publication “A Citizens Guide to Radon“. You should test for radon. Testing is the only way to find out about your home’s radon level. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend radon gas testing for all homes.

Contact us today to schedule a radon testing appointment for your home.

Radon – The Facts and the Solutions

What is radon?

Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you  breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your family. Radon gas can be found in just about anywhere. It can get into any type of building — homes, offices, and schools — and build up to high levels.

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RADON GETS IN THROUGH:

  1. Cracks in solid floors
  2. Construction joints
  3. Cracks in walls
  4. Gaps in suspended floors
  5. Gaps around service pipes
  6. Cavities inside walls
  7. The water supply

 

 

What you should know about radon

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Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas.
You cannot see radon and you cannot smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. This is because when you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. For more information, view the EPA publication “A Citizens Guide to Radon“.

You should test for radon.
Testing is the only way to find out about your home’s radon level. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend radon gas testing for all homes.

You can fix a radon problem.
If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.

If you are buying a home.
EPA recommends that you obtain the radon level in the home you are considering buying. An EPA publication “The Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide” is a very detailed and informative resource on radon. EPA also recommends that you use a certified or state licensed radon tester to perform the test. If elevated levels are found, it is recommended that these levels be reduced. In most cases, a professional can accomplish this at reasonable cost.

Radon Levels in Illinois

Illinois Radon Map

 – Click on the Map to see radon levels in your area

 Zone 1
 Highest Potential (Greater than 4 pCi/L)
 Zone 2
 Moderate Potential (From 2 to 4 pCi/L)
 Zone 3
 Low Potential (Less than 2 pCi/L)

There is no reason to fear radon… simply have a test performed to find out if radon is present in your home. It the test reveals an elevated level of radon, a mitigation system can easily be installed and will reduce the radon to a harmless level.

 

Champaign County residents, please see…

  1. Governor Urges People to Test Homes — January 7, 2009.
  2. News Gazette Article, A Worthy Test — December 10, 2006.

How can Pristine Inspections & Testing help?

Short-Term Radon Test

Radon Testing MonitorPristine Inspections & Testing offers radon testing for Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet and neighboring IL counties using state-of-the-art Radalink AirCat monitors. In fact, it’s been engineered to be the MOST sensitive, reliable, and accurate monitor ever. These high-tech units use sophisticated technology that eliminates the high or low bias of most passive type measuring devices – the kind you purchase at the hardware store, home center, etc. The monitor will take hourly readings of Barometric pressure, temperature, and relative humidity. The hourly readings and tamper deterrents eliminate false accusations of human interference that can easily occur with other test devices. The test can run from the state required minimum of 48 hours up to 132 hours (5 1/2 days). The detailed report is emailed to you and Pristine Inspections & Testing within one hour after the data is transmitted to Radalink’s central analysis facility. No delayed test results!

Download our Radon Test Authorization Agreement Form (PDF)
Download a Sample Radon Report (PDF)

 

On top of the radon testing we provide we also offer Champaign, IL residential home inspection and new home inspection. You’ll save yourself money in the long run with an inspection.