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WHAT IS RADON?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which has always been a part of our environment. It's a natural decay product of radium and is found in soil everywhere in varying concentrations. Radon levels fluctuate throughout the United States. Radon is a significant contaminent that impacts indoor air quality worldwide. Radon gas from natural sources can accumulate in homes and cause lung cancer, which results in an estimated 20,000 deaths per year in the United States.

Results of 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/l) and above exceed the Department of Enviromental Protection guidelines. An initial test might not be an accurate assessment of your property's average radon level. Transient weather can affect short term measurements. If your property's radon level exceed 4.0 pCi/l it is recommended that Guardian Home Services LLC be contacted for a second test to verfiry if a radon remidiation system is needed in your home or commercial property. Before conducting a second test, the property must be properly ventillated - the windows should be open for 48 hours, then closed for 12 hours prior to retesting.

Please note that tests must be conducted under close house conditions.

All radon tests are processed by Radiation Data, a certified radon laboratoty NJ# MEB90016.

 

HOW DOES RADON GET IN?

Radon can get into your home or commercial property from a number of places. The most common of places are the following:

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  1. Cracks in solid floors
  2. Construction joints
  3. Cracks in walls
  4. Gaps in suspended floors
  5. Gaps around service pipes
  6. Cavities inside walls
  7. Water supply
RADON ZONE MAPS FOR NJ
zone 1 Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (red zones) Highest Potential
zone 2 Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones) Moderate Potential
zone 3 Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones) Low Potential

New Jersey Zone Map

For more information on radon, please visit the Enviromental Protection Agency website.
 


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