Radon Testing in North Dakota

Radon Testing Equipment

Radon is a very serious health issue, especially in North Dakota. We are the only EPA certified analytical provider within 100 miles. We take Radon measurement seriously, following all EPA standards, proficiency testing, ongoing training, equipment requirements, and statistical data recording. We use the highest quality equipment and provide same day reports within hours of the test completion.
At home tests are reliable and work if all instructions are followed, however the at home tests, like charcoal, are extremely prone to tamper and false measurement during a real estate transaction. Home owners don’t want results to show they have Radon, so they simply cover the charcoal, open windows, or move the charcoal to another location during the test, which cannot be detected. Our equipment is tamper proof. At home tests need to be sent off for analysis, we provide instant results.

We are passionate about Radon and helping our neighbors know the risks and their exposure.

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Make the best decision for your family’s health. Get your home tested by a qualified professional. Knowing is better than not knowing. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

No matter where you are in America, your home may be exposed to dangerous radon gas. Radon is a natural, radioactive gas which is produced when uranium in the Earth’s crust decays, and turns into radium.

Outdoors, radon will naturally dissipate harmlessly into the atmosphere as it rises through the crust. But in homes, it can become trapped, which is dangerous for the health of you and your family. Radon is colorless and odorless, and it is extremely carcinogenic. According to the EPA, radon is one of the leading contributors to the development of lung cancer, behind only smoking. For this reason, regular radon testing is key whether you’re a homeowner, or you’re interested in purchasing a home. Learn more below.

What Is A Radon Test, And How Does It Work?

Radon testing is the only way to determine if your home has higher-than-average levels of radon, which can pose a health risk to your family.
There are two primary types of radon testing. You can choose to use a short-term test kit, which is usually placed and left for a period of up to 90 days, or a long-term kit, which is designed to measure seasonal fluctuations in radon levels. Long-term kits are left in place for 90+ days.
Most radon test kits consist of a charcoal canister or a similar material, which can pick up and trap small amounts of radon. Using lab tests, the amount of radon in a test kit can be determined, and the overall radon levels in your home can be measured.

While at-home test kits are available and are effective, hiring a professional such as Dakota Property Inspection will often provide you with better results, as we use continuous radon monitors that are tamper resistant, take hourly readings, provide instant results, and are much more accurate than the charcoal canisters. In fact, we have the Sun Radon monitors that are considered the most accurage in the industry.

Why Are Radon Tests Important? Understanding The Benefits

The biggest benefit of radon testing is peace of mind. Radon has no smell, taste, or color, and beyond contributing to the development of lung cancer, radon exposure has no symptoms that can be identified by a doctor. That means a radon test is the only way to make sure your home has a safe level of radon.

Radon tests can also save you money if you’re trying to sell your home, because you can provide information about radon levels to potential buyers, and ensure you meet local codes related to radon compliance. The EPA also recommends that you test for radon when buying a home. That way, if high levels of radon are detected, you can request that the home seller install mitigation features, or you can back out of the purchase by utilizing your home inspection contingency.

Test Your Home And Keep Your Family Safe

Radon testing is the only way to be sure that your home is safe from the dangerous effects of radon. So don’t wait. Schedule an inspection today, and make sure your home is free of this potentially-deadly, radioactive gas.