Quick and Reliable Radon Testing
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We offer a full range of radon testing services, from single family homes to sparling apartment complexes to assisted living facilities. Whether it is for a real estate transaction, a concerned homeowner, or a condominium association we can provide the radon testing that suits your needs. We can provide long-term testing (91 - 365 days) or the more common short-term (2 - 90 days). Specialty services include measuring radon flux at Florida's phosphate mines ( phosphogypsum stacks). We love talking about radon, so give us a call and lets chat.
Quality Assurance Program
Radon Testing Services, follows a rigorous quality assurance program designed to produce results that are valid; scientifically defensible; and of known precision, bias, and accuracy, including planning, documentation, and quality control activities.
Quality Control Activities
Our quality control activities include certified calibration of all electronic equipment as well as the following programs:
- Duplicate Measurements: Pairs of detectors deployed in the same location, side by-side for the same measurement period. The purpose is to evaluate and track imprecision or agreement between detectors. A minimum of 10% of test locations require a duplicate.
- Blanks: Devices deployed to verify the absence of effects on the measurement resulting from sources other than the air being tested. Since blanks are not exposed their measurement value should be zero or below the lower limit of detection.
- Office Blanks: These detectors serve to reveal any unexpected radon exposures that might occur during storage or handling. Three office blanks per project are conducted.
- Lab-transit Blanks: These detectors serve to look for unexpected exposures that might occur during transportation to / from job site. Three lab-transit blanks per project are conducted.
- Field Blanks: These are designed to reveal unexpected exposures at the job site. A minimum of 5% of test locations receive a field blank.
- Spikes: Spikes are detectors that are exposed in an approved chamber to a known concentration of radon. Spikes help evaluate the accuracy of a laboratory analysis.
- Relative Percent Error: A statistic used to evaluate the difference between a measurement and the true value.
- Relative Percent Difference: A statistic used to evaluate the difference between two measurements.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive element that is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. Uranium is present naturally in virtually all soil and rock. Soil can be moved by water and blown by wind, which moves uranium into streams, lakes and surface water. You can’t see radon; you can’t smell radon, and you can’t taste radon. Radon exposure can cause lung cancer, but unlike many other home pollutants (such as carbon monoxide), radon's adverse health effect, lung cancer, can take years or decades develop. You may be exposed to radon for many years without ever suspecting its presence in your home or building.
Any building can have a radon problem. Testing is the only way to know.
- American Medical Association
- U.S. Surgeon General
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Public Health Service
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Center for Disease Control
- National Academy of Science
- National Cancer Institute
- World Health Organization
Radon is dangerous when individuals are exposed to high levels over a prolonged period. The only way to know if you’re being exposed to dangerous levels of radon is to have your home tested.
At Radon Testing Services, we have been testing for this radioactive gas since 2008. Read more about our services below. We cover all of Florida and most of the southern states. Contact us for a free radon testing quote today!
Radon Certifications & Licenses
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