What Is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is a known carcinogen. Elevated radon levels in the home are the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. That is the reason so many buyers and home owners want to know the levels in their homes. Elevated radon levels are easily mitigated and brought down to safe levels. There is no such thing as a home with a "zero" radon level.

NRPP Certified Radon gas comes from the decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and without taste. The presence of radon in a home cannot be detected by human senses. The only way to know if your home contains radon gas is to test. EPA recommends that homes with high Radon concentration above 4 pCi/L be mitigated. There are many straight-forward reduction techniques that will work in almost any home.

You cannot predict radon levels based on state, local, and neighborhood radon measurements. Do not rely on radon test results taken in other homes in the neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes which are next to each other can have different radon levels. Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level is.

Mickey Conaway does our radon testing. She is licensed in Ohio and West Virginia. Her Ohio license number is RT376 and her West Virginia license number is RT000333. Radon Info She uses an electronic telemonitor from Radalink to perform her tests. These machines are calibrated regularly to give the most accurate readings needed for real estate transactions. For home owners, she also offers long term testing.

We are members of (NRPP) National Environmental Health Association National Radon Proficiency Program. We are in partnership with Radalink testing equipment and Laborites which utilizes top of the line radon measurement instruments. We perform radon tests in Belmont, Jefferson & Harrison counties in Ohio and Ohio, Marshall, Brooke and Hancock counties in West Virginia.

Radon Measurement Procedure