Our Testing Equipment
We use a continuous radon Monitor for all real estate transactions.
            
We perform Radon Test for:
1)    Residential Real Estate                                                                                        
2)    Schools
3)    Day Care Centers
4)    Multifamily Buildings
5)    Hud Loans
 
 If you are buying or selling a home, radon can be a significant issue. Buyers should be aware of the radon risk in their area and determine whether a radon test is desirable. When in doubt, the EPA always recommends testing. If test results already exist, make sure they are recent or that the home has not been significantly renovated since the test was performed. If in doubt, get a new test done. If you are selling a home, having a recent radon test is a great idea. By being proactive, you can assure potential buyers that there is no risk and avoid the issue from the start.

So whether you have an old home or a new one radon is a reality. But it is a reality that we can live with. Proper testing and mitigation, can eliminate radon as a health threat. For more information, visit the IEMA web site on radon at http://www.state.il.us/iema/radon/radon.htm

Recommendations for Real Estate Transactions

IEMA strongly recommends ALL homebuyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchase or taking occupancy, and mitigated if radon levels are equal to or greater than 4.0 picacurie per liter [pCi/L] are found.

It is not in the best interest of the buyer or seller to rely on a radon measurement performed by anyone other than an Illinois licensed Radon Measurement Professional or Technician.

Radon Testing Guidelines for Real Estate Transactions In Illinois

Because of the unique nature of real estate transactions, involving multiple parties and financial interests, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) designed special protocols for radon testing in real estate transactions.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)-Division of Nuclear Safety has adapted these protocols to conform with its radon regulations.

The state of Illinois requires that a short-term radon test be conducted in each of the lowest structural areas of the home at the same time.
For instance, if the house has one or more of the following foundation types, e.g., basement, crawl space, slab-on-grade, a test should be performed in the basement and in at least one room over the crawlspace and one room on the slab-on-grade area. All test must be conducted at the same time.


The short-term radon test must run for a minim of 48 hours and will last between two and 7 days.
Don't need a home inspection. No problem we would be happy to test your home for Radon Gas.

For your convenience you can Order Your Radon Test On Line.

 


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