Ancillary Services for all your inspection needs
Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is a natural radioactive decay product of certain soils and rocks. It can be a serious health hazard when trapped in homes, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the USA. Testing is the only way to find out if there are elevated levels of radon in your home. The EPA recommends that all homes in the U.S. should be tested as approximately 1 in 15 homes have elevated radon levels.Most parts of North Jersey fall in areas defined by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection as having Moderate or High Radon Potential.
The NJ DEP recommends that all home-owners test their home for radon and testing should be considered by the buyer as part of any real estate transaction.
State of New Jersey
Radon Measurement Technician Certification
A radon test will protect you and your family. Testing can only be performed by an NJ DEP-certified radon tester. All professionals who perform radon tests or correct radon problems in New Jersey must be certified. Testing is performed by placing test canisters in the residence at the time of the home inspection and these are left in place for 2-7 days absorbing background radon. The canisters are then collected by a licensed technician and sent to a certified lab for analysis. You will receive the results within a few days of the end of the inspection.
The US DEA recommends taking steps to reduce radon levels if the gas concentration in the lowest livable level of the house is above scientifically determined trigger levels. This will markedly decrease the risk of developing lung cancer caused by radon exposure. The most common method of radon gas remediation is sub-slab ventilation, which uses a fan to draw the radon gas out from below the slab or foundation, thereby preventing its entry into the house. According to the NJ EPA data, this method is effective in almost every case in reducing radon gas to levels below the action level. The cost is typically about $1,300, but varies according to the type of house and the type of soil or aggregate under the slab.
We do not provide radon remediation services and we have no potential conflicts of interest.
RADON TEST PRICING
Only offered as part of a Home Inspection
We work with partner companies and can arrange the following ancillary inspections:
Oil Tank Scan
Note: Ancillary services will be under contract of the respective provider
We provide services in the following North Jersey areas:
Mon-Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat and Sun: 10am - 4pm