Radon Testing

Why Do You Need a Radon Test?

Even if you’re not buying or selling your home, radon testing is one of the most important services we offer at BPE, Inc. Radon gas testing is an important part of the home buying process as well as a crucial safety inspection. BPE, Inc.  uses the most advanced and accurate equipment for digital radon testing and offers you a full printed report right on site

What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless and odorless, cancer-causing gas that comes from decaying uranium. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon seeps from the ground, through your foundation and into the air. In 2005, research scientists at Harvard University ranked radon first among household hazards. In a ranking of 10 potential hazards in the home, they ranked radon in the air as a greater risk than falling, poisoning, fires, suffocation and tobacco smoke

Watch this educational video from the Environmental Protection Agency to understand more.

Where is Radon a Common Problem? Click on the maps below to get a closer look.
Zone 1 is the most dangerous areas.

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how radon enters the home

BPE, Inc. uses a Sun Nuclear Continuous Radon Monitor. This device is left in your home for 48 hours and then retrieved. Once completed the radon measurement information is downloaded into a computer which produces an official report. Any value over 4 Picocuries is considered an action level.

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 What Should I do if I Have Radon?



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