WHAT IS RADON?

Radon is a radioactive cancer-causing gas that is originates in nearly all types of soils. 

Radon gas is produced from the natural decay of uranium. 

This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer.


Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, 

according to the EPA’s 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).

How does Radon get into your home?

• Cracks in solid floors

• Construction Joints

• Cracks in Walls

• Gaps in Suspended Floors

Cracks in solid floors

• Construction Joints

• Cracks in Walls

• Gaps in Suspended Floors

• Gaps around Service Pipes

• Cavities inside Walls

• Water Supply

How do you test for Radon?

Radon testing is required by law to be performed by a person whom is certified in the state of Pennsylvania. 

The only exemption is if the homeowner retrieves a test themselves.


There are two types of testing that can be conducted:

• SHORT TERM TESTING (2-90 days)

• LONG TERM TESTING (90+ days).  

If Radon test result levels are elevated - how do you fix this?

If Radon Test Results are elevated a Radon Mitigation System may need to be installed. 

This can be performed by a Radon Certified Contractor.

How much will it cost to install a Radon Mitigation System?

Each home varies with the type of system and work that needs to be completed in order to get Radon Levels below EPA guidelines. 

The average cost can be about $800 - $2500 to have a Radon Mitigation System installed. 

The average system costs anywhere from about $2-$6 to operate per month.