Central NY Radon Testing

Why Choose Endgame for Your Radon Testing?

Radon is a natural, radioactive gas which is produced when uranium in the Earth’s crust decays, and turns into radium. Outdoors, radon will naturally dissipate harmlessly into the atmosphere as it rises through the crust. But in homes, it can become trapped, which is dangerous for you and your family because radon is extremely carcinogenic and the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer (1st cause is smoking).

Radon Levels in New York

This map from the EPA shows where elevated levels of radon have been discovered in New York and categorized into 3 zones based on these predicted average indoor radon levels which are measured in picocuries per liter pCi/L:

  • Zone 1: >4 pCi/L (highest)
  • Zone 2: 2-4 pCi/L
  • Zone 3: <2 pCi/L

No matter which zone you live in, your home may be exposed to elevated levels of dangerous radon gas. This map is based on averages so even if you’re in Zone 3, it’s a good idea to have your home tested for radon for the safety of your family. Syracuse and Onondaga County are in the Zone 1  area, so Radon testing is very important as the EPA recommends levels be below 4 picocuries per liter. Radon can enter the home through the hole in your floor, where sump pumps are located.

A properly installed radon mitigation system works by creating a vacuum under the basement or crawl space floor and venting the radon gasses to the exterior of the home. A radon resistant barrier is generally used in a crawl space area. In Onondaga County, residents can obtain a free test kit  to test their homes for radon.  They can simply follow the instructions and mail the test kit in to get the test result.

The average cost for a short term (48 Hours) professional radon test is generally $100-$200.

Contact a National Radon Protection Program Certified Radon Professional to test your home today.

epa radon map new york

Source: epa.gov

What is Radon Testing?

Radon testing is the only way to determine if your home has dangerous levels of radon. While you can go buy a home test kit from a hardware store, you can get more accurate results by hiring a professional. Professional radon testers use high-quality equipment and are trained to place the testing device in areas of your home where elevated radon levels are the most likely to be found.

At Endgame Home Inspection Services, our inspectors use the Breeze Radon monitoring system. The inspector begins by placing the radon monitor in the lowest livable area of the property and initiate the testing process. The inspector will leave the device at the property and instruct inhabitants not to move or touch the monitoring system. The testing process lasts for 48 hours. During this time, the device records radon levels, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and tampering. After 48 hours, the inspector will retrieve the device and send a report with results and recommendations.

Home Inspection Radon Test

How Much Does A Radon Test Cost?

Endgame Home Inspection Services offers discounted radon testing services when purchased in addition with a full home inspection.

  • Radon test with home inspection – $100
  • Radon test without home inspection – $160

 

Test Your Home And Keep Your Family Safe

Radon testing is the only way to know for sure that your home doesn’t have elevated levels of radon. Schedule your radon test today and keep your family safe from the dangers of radon!