Radon In Air Test
United Inspection Service offers the AccuStar test kit for Radon Gas Testing for $75.00 with a Home Inspection. The twin canister test kit is an EPA approved Radon Gas Test kit. This EPA refers to this as an ACAD test or Activated Charcoal Absorbtion Device. The inspector will place the canisters at the time of the inspection. United Inspection does NOT pick up test canisters. The buyer and/or real estate broker can pick up the canisters. The test is valid from 24 to 96 hours. EPA protocol and best accuracy is 48 hours.
What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that you can't see, smell, or taste. It comes from the earth itself, rising up all around us, part of the natural chain of radioactive decay: uranium decaying to radium, then to radon gas, finally to radioactive lead.
What are acceptable levels? The EPA action level is 4 picoCuries of radon per liter of air (4.0pCi/L). Readings below 4.0 are acceptable and readings above 4.0 are not.
EPA Map of Radon Zones
Click on the map to go to the EPA website.
Can radon be harmful? Yes. The EPA estimates that up to 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year may be caused by long term radon exposure.
When do I get the results? The canisters are tested within one business day of receit at the laboratory. The result are available within one business day after laboratory analysis. The results can also be obtained via telephone, have your canister number ready