Radon is an odorless gas that seeps into your home through the foundation. It is caused by the breakdown of granite in the earth. Radon levels in neighborhoods vary from home-to-home because the ground composition below a particular home is unique and so is the home’s foundation.
It is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The area most at risk is the lowest level of the home that is lived in so that’s where we conduct the 48-hour test. Common lower level rooms include laundry, exercise, workshop, family room and bedrooms. If the home doesn’t have a lower level (slab on grade foundation), the test will be conducted on the main level.
If test results are above EPA-recommended guidelines, installing a radon mitigation system is surprisingly cost effective and not the big ticket item many people expect. In addition to the health benefits for you and your family, in the long run it’s an investment that will pay for itself financially when you sell your home because it will be one less thing to deal with.
Our technicians are certified and in compliance with Minnesota’s 2019 Radon Measurement Laws.
48 to 72 hour continuous radon test conducted by NRPP Certified, State-licensed technician using a NRPP-certified monitor.
We schedule with the listing agent or the homeowner (if non-MLS).
Independent third party testing. We do not offer mitigation.
Results emailed to client same day monitor is picked up.
Whenever possible, monitor is installed before the inspection to get results sooner
If additional foundations such as a crawl space or slab foundation are present in home, each is required to be tested by the State. A modest charge for each additional monitor will be added to your work order.
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