Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the ground and is found in every home, though not always at elevated levels. Since Canadian homes are sealed against the weather, radon levels inside our homes can build up to levels that Health Canada considers to be dangerous. Over time, exposure to elevated levels of radon can cause lung cancer. In fact, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, causing over 3,200 Canadian deaths each year.
When to test for Radon:
Between October and April when windows are usually closed.
When renovations are done in the basement and outside.
When you spend considerable time in the basement for work, play or recreation.
If you use well water.
How the test is done:
We will come to your house to set up a device that will sit for a minimum of 90 days. The long-term test will yield results comparable to the 200 Bq/m3 yearly exposure guideline set by Health Canada to help you determine if there is a need to mitigate.