Getting a Radon Test is one of the most important steps you can take to protect the health of your family.
Why Test For Radon Gas?
Local Radon studies estimate that 1 out of 4 homes in the Portland metro area has elevated levels of radon that should be mitigated. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. However it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.
Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.
We Can Help
Blue Roof Home Inspections is certified by the NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Program) and a member of AARST-NRPP (American Association of Radon Scientist and Technologists), a professional organization of members who are dedicated to the highest standard of excellence and ethical performance of radon measurement, radon mitigation and transfer of radon information for the benefit of members, consumers and the public at large.
We follow the EPA’s guidelines for performing radon tests during real estate transactions, which requires the test run for a minimum of 48 hours. Tests can run longer if requested. We use continuous electronic radon monitors that have tamper sensors to ensure accurate readings. Results are instantaneous sent via email at the end of the test period, which includes the average radon level over the test period and grafts of the hourly readings.
Radon Test Fees
With a Home Inspection
Without a Home Inspection
Radon Risk Map for the Portland Metro Area
U.S. SURGEON GENERAL HEALTH ADVISORY
“Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.” January 2005