If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon. Norcon Home Solutions Provides accurate and reliable radon testing. Testing will help determine if you need to take further action to protect you and your family from the health risks of radon. The EPA states that 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States has high levels of radon. Contact us today to schedule testing @ 651-238-6751
Because of the unique nature of real estate transactions, involving multiple parties and financial interests, there are special protocols for radon testing. Fastest Test is completed by a certified contractor with a calibrated Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) for a minimum of 48 hours. Test report is analyzed to ensure that it is a valid test.
Means keeping all windows and doors closed, except for normal entry and exit. Before Testing: Begin closed-house conditions at least 12 hours before the start of the radon test. During Testing: Maintain closed-house conditions during the entire duration of the short term test. Operate home heating or cooling systems normally during the test. Where the test should be conducted Any radon test conducted for a real estate transaction needs to be placed in the lowest livable area of the home suitable for occupancy. In Minnesota, this is typically in the basement, whether it is finished or unfinished. The test kit should be placed: • two to six feet above the floor • at least three feet from exterior walls • four inches away from other objects • in a location where it won’t be disturbed • not in enclosed areas • not in areas of high heat or humidity If the house has multiple foundation types, it is recommended that each of these be tested. For instance, if the house has one or more of the following foundation types–basement, crawl space, slab-ongrade–a test should be performed in the basement and in at least one room over the crawlspace and one room with a slab-on-grade area.
Testing is the only way to find out about your home’s radon level. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend radon gas testing for all homes.Norcon Home Solutions offers radon testing and mitigation for the Twin Cities Metro Area and neighboring MN counties using state-of-the-art continuous radon monitors. The hourly readings and tamper deterrents eliminate false accusations of human interference that can easily occur with other test devices. The test will run for 48 hours (2 days). The detailed report is emailed to you within 24 hours of test completion.
There is no safe level of radon. Your risk for lung cancer increases with higher levels of radon gas and increased exposure.