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If you are buying or selling a home, test it for radon. The EPA recommends you know the indoor radon level in any home you consider buying. Testing is the only way to know if you or your family are at risk from radon. Luckily, short term radon tests before purchasing a house, or for your current house, are inexpensive.

Both short-term real estate transaction radon tests and homeowner radon tests from Buckeye Radon costs only $150. Each test takes as little as 48 hours to complete, and results are available on the same day.

Any home can have elevated radon levels, and even homes next to each other can have different levels of indoor radon due to construction and geographic difference. Every home should be tested, old or new, and even if it already has a radon remediation system in place.

Radon Done radon test equipment case.

Brand new homes should be tested for radon before moving in. Radon testing during the inspection period when buying a new home is recommended, as it is your only opportunity to ask the home seller, or the home builder, to pay for radon remediation.

As an internet-first company, we are able to keep our costs low–which means lower prices for our customers.

Any home can have elevated radon levels, and the EPA recommends that all homes be tested for radon.

Radon Done radon test in progress. Radon Done uses Sun Nuclear 1028 continuous radon monitros to provide accurate and precise radon readings for homeowners and home buyers.

Radon Done radon test in progress. Radon Done uses Sun Nuclear 1028 continuous radon monitros to provide accurate and precise radon readings for homeowners and home buyers.

 
 

Any home can have high radon, the only way to know is to test.

Include a radon test with your home inspection for any house you consider buying.

Schedule a Radon Test Now for $150 What is Radon Gas?
 
 
 

Radon Information

Uranium emitting alpha particles in a cloud chamber

What is radon gas?


Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas. Radon comes from the decay of radioactive uranium that can be found in small amounts in rocks and soil throughout nature. In areas with disturbed earth, and loose fill, like when a home is built, radon escapes from the soil.

Radon gas exposure is the number one cause of cancer for non-smokers, even greater than second-hand smoke. Most people are exposed to radon gas inside their own homes, and this is their greatest exposure to natural ionizing radiation.

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Radon gas in Ohio

Central Ohio has relatively high natural concentrations of uranium from glacial deposits and shale, which during radioactive decay, produces radium and radon.

The EPA’s current radon action level is four picocuries of radon per liter of air (4 pCi/L). Most counties in central Ohio have high potential for radon, with predicted average indoor greater than the EPA action level. According to one study cited by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Department of Geological Survey, 38% of Ohio’s 88 counties had average indoor radon levels above 4.0 pCi/L, but Licking County’s average was above 8.0 pCi/L. Seven Ohio counties—Carroll, Fairfield, Franklin, Harrison, Knox, Pickaway, and Ross—had average indoor Radon concentrations between 6 and 8 pCi/L.

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How does radon get into my home?

Radon is odorless, colorless, and tasteless; it is an inert noble gas. Radon is a naturally-occurring, carcinogenic, radioactive gas produced by the decay of radium in the soil. Radon gas exposure is the greatest single source of natural, ionizing, background radiation, only surpassed by medical radiation.

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