Radon testing measures your home, building, or office to detect if there is a safe level of radon presence within the structure.
Generally, structures that test over 4.0 pCi/L are deemed to be properties where radon mitigation is a suggested remedy.
There are two types of radon testing devices, passive and active. Passive testing devices don’t need an electrical source of power to collect the presence of radon within the structure. The collection chambers housing measured radon are sent to a laboratory for analysis. Active testing equipment needs electric power and are continuous monitoring devices.
Outside of overall concerns about the indoor health of your home or facility, elevated radon levels have become a hot button issue in real estate transactions. Heightened awareness has added to a spike in pre-sale home inspections.
Currently, there are no enforceable regulations on indoor radon levels. Recommendations are plentiful and guidelines are in place based on extensive research. The EPA has stressed the need for mitigation in structures with average levels of 4.0 or higher.
Our certified inspector will use new passive testing kits or active calibrated testing devices appropriate for the testing that you require.
In active radon testing procedures, the inspector will set up your short or long term devices in appropriate areas of monitoring. Data averages of radon presence are documented and presented to the client after testing has been completed.
Passive radon testing devices are capped and sealed after the completion of testing. They are then placed in provided shipping containers and sent to the laboratory.
After your passive testing devices have been sent to the laboratory, it generally takes 5 to 7 business days to receive your results.
What is the average cost of Radon Testing in Syracuse, NY?
In Syracuse, NY, you can expect to pay between $125.00 to $175.00 per passive testing device with lab analysis by a professional radon testing company.
Laboratory analysis costs for passive radon devices in Syracuse, NY are typically included in the cost of the test kit that you are buying.
Active short term radon testing costs for an average residential home in Syracuse, NY are typically between $125.00 to $175.00.
Active long term radon testing costs for an average residential home in Syracuse, NY are typically between $175.00 to $250.00.
Commercial radon testing costs vary greatly depending on several factors. Most commercial buildings will undoubtedly require more testing kits. Multiple active short or long term testing devices can be much higher in cost in Syracuse, NY.
Key components of professional Radon Testing in Syracuse, NY
To receive accurate and legitimate results within the radon testing process, it’s important to leave the testing area as unoccupied and unused as possible. The opening of windows and increased air movement during testing will highly skew the accuracy of the radon level that is detected.
Have the area to be tested for radon clear and accessible for our expert radon inspector. Testing usually takes place in the lowest possible area of the home.
Make our expert radon inspector aware of any unique or hidden features of the building that might not be typical so we can investigate further. Particularly, crawl spaces that may be hidden or not easily accessible.
Consider how fast you want your professional radon test results. Standard radon test results are usually within five to seven (5-7) business days. We can expedite your test results to as fast as 24 to 48 hours for an additional cost.
Comprehensive Information Regarding Radon Testing in Syracuse, NY
HOW DOES RADON ENTER MY HOME OR BUILDING?
It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your building through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your building traps radon inside, where it can build up.
Radon levels in buildings can fluctuate. Levels can be affected by a number of factors, including weather, soil moisture, and air pressure. Differences in the air pressure inside the building compared to air pressure outside of the building can create a vacuum, called an air pressure differential, which draws radon into the building. Normal activities such as using the furnace, the bathroom fan, a whole house fan, or the clothes dryer will pull air into the building, which contributes to air pressure differentials.
Radon has been found in all types of homes, including:
Old and New Buildings
Well Sealed & Energy Efficient Buildings
Drafty & Leaky Buildings
Buildings with Basements
Buildings with Slab Construction
Buildings with Crawlspaces
RADON AND BUILDING MATERIALS
Some natural building materials, such as granite, stone and some concrete products, can give off very small amounts of radon. However, building materials rarely cause radon problems by themselves. Radon gas in soils is the primary source of radon in buildings. If your building has natural building products, including granite countertops, it will generally not contribute a significant amount of radon to the air in your building. If you still wish to test your granite countertops or other material, there are specific granite test kits that can be performed.
RADON AND WATER
It can also dissolve into our water supply.
While most radon-related deaths are due to radon gas accumulated in houses from seepage through cracks in the foundation, 30 to 1,800 deaths per year are attributed to radon from household water. High levels of dissolved radon are found in the groundwater in some areas flowing through granite or granitic sand and gravel formations. If you live in an area with high radon in groundwater it can get into your private well. Showering, washing dishes, and laundering can disturb the water and release radon gas into the air you breathe.
Radon Testing Laboratory in Syracuse, NY- NRPP & AARST Certified
Radon Passive Sampling
Radon Active Sampling
Radon Short and Long Term Sampling
VOC Sampling & Odor Detection
Radon & VOC Testing Syracuse NY
Radon & VOC Testing is SECG’s expertise with experience in the radon field for over two decades. We have performed thousands of Radon & VOC tests. Our detailed approach to radon and VOC testing creates a successful approach for the building owner and design of a radon and VOC based mitigation project. Our NRPP & AARST certified Radon Lab certifies that all testing being done adheres to local, state and federal regulations. Our expert radon inspectors take the time to understand your project and budget to help create a detailed mitigation plan that works for you.
Radon & VOC Inspection Project Design Syracuse NY
Did your testing results come back with undesirable or elevated levels of radon presence? Let our expert and certified radon project designer create site specific plans for the design and implementation of a radon mitigation work plan. Preparation of comprehensive plans provide the contractor with guidelines for radon mitigation that comply with all Federal, State and Local rules and regulations. Syracuse Environmental & Construction Group will create a work plan for radon mitigation that is fluent in code and proficient in proven solutions.
If your project involves the use of skilled experts dedicated to their craft, you have found the ultimate resource for all of your radon mitigation needs.
Types of Radon Testing We Perform in Syracuse, NY- NRPP & AARST Certified
Radon Passive Sampling
- Charcoal canisters, alpha-track detectors, charcoal liquid scintillation devices, and electret ion chamber detectors
Radon Active Sampling – Continuous Radon Monitors, Continuous Working Level Monitors
Radon Short Term & Long Term Sampling – Two Days to Ninety Days.