Certified Radon Gas Testing
What Is Radon Gas?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas, that occurs naturally from decaying uranium in the soil. It can be detected through relatively simple testing procedures. In Central Massachusetts it is not uncommon to find high levels of radon gas in homes, which is known to be harmful to humans, particularly over long periods of exposure. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
Cost: A standard short term test administered by Wachusett Home Inspection costs $75. Lab results are available in about a week.
What if there are high radon gas levels?
Good question. Short term testing is a quick way for you to learn if there's a serious problem that needs immediate attention. For the most part radon mitigation systems aren't particularly complicated; radon is dangerous, but it's typically not hard to mitigate.