Radon

What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, carcinogenic [soil] gas that enters buildings through small cracks and openings in the foundation.  The only way to identify the levels inside the building is to test for the radon. 

We are licensed to provide all types of radon detection testing, inclucing: 

  • DCFS testing

  • Follow-up radon testing

  • Real estate transaction testing

Our licensing allows us to test commercial buildings, day care centers, multi-famliy dwellings, and residential homes.

If levels are found to exceed the EPA Action level of 4.0 picocuries per liter [air] (pCi/L), we will make recommendations in finding appropriate remediation solutions.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, carcinogenic [soil] through small cracks and openings in the foundation.  The only way to identify the levels inside the building is to test for the radon.  When this gas is inhaled, the decaying radon gas separates into radioactive radon decay products (RDPs).  These RDPs, contain alpha- and beta- radiation and damage the lining of the lungs over time.  

 

Long-term exposure to radon may lead to lung cancer.  The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Department of Nuclear Services (IEMA) and United States Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have identified the lung cancer mortality rate from radon exposure to be approximately 21,000.

Northern Illinois is a full service environmental consulting provider.  Elevating the standards of customer service and exceeding expectations for our clients.  

Our services include:

- Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & 

- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

- Lead Inspection / Risk Assessment

- Radon Detection

- Additional testing, including: Fuel, Mold, Oil and Water are available by appointment.

Northern Illinois Radon LLC

www.niradon.com

Phone:  724-INSPECT

 

IMAGE CREDITS:

  • Service Master Elite

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Axos

HOURS OPERATION:

Monday - Friday:  8 am - 8 pm. 

ONLINE: 24 HOURS / DAY  

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