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Radon Testing

radon testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed when byproducts of uranium break down. Radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible to the naked eye. While radon may not be readily apparent, the damaging effects of radon exposure to your family can be devastating. For nonsmokers, the Surgeon General warns that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and causes over 21,000 deaths a year. Depending on your neighborhood, radon levels can be particularly high in the Mid-Columbia area, putting you and your family at risk.

Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more).  Most of the Mid-Columbia area has an EPA risk level of "Moderate" for radon.  Skamania County is "High" risk.

Our radon tests run for two days under “closed home conditions” (meaning normal entry and exit, but not leaving windows and doors open) to meet the EPA mandate of a minimum of two days for real estate transactions.  You will be notified of the test results after professional laboratory analysis is completed which usually takes one to two business days.

For more information about Radon visit the EPA website.

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