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Radon Testing

Radon is a radioactive gas that is colourless, odourless and tasteless. It forms by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive substance found in soil, rock and groundwater. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it gets diluted to low concentrations and is not a concern. However, in enclosed spaces, like basements, it can sometimes accumulate to high levels, which can be a risk to the health of you and your family.

What is it?

Health Effects?

  • Only known health risk associated with exposure to radon in indoor air is an increased risk of developing lung cancer.

  • Effects are dependant on its level of concentration and the duration of exposure.

  • Estimated that a non-smoker exposed to elevated levels of radon over a lifetime has a 1 in 20 chance of developing lung cancer. 

  • Estimate increases to 1 in 3 for smokers who are also exposed to elevated levels of radon over their lifetime.

Our Service

Aqua-Check Inc has provided over 10,000 radon tests in Nova Scotia to date. We currently offer radon testing to both commercial and residential clients.
 

We offer full service Measurement of Radon levels across the Province. We can perform short-term tests (ideal for real estate transactions) or long-term tests, which give you a more accurate, complete representation of radon levels. Aqua-Check uses EPERMs known in the industry as the gold standard of testing techniques. All tests are carried out using Health Canada standards.

 

Long-term testing is usually performed during the winter season to provide a more accurate result. All short-term testing is performed under closed house conditions which can mean that occupants may have to change their living style (e.g. all windows must be closed throughout the 2-7 day test).
 

To book an appointment please contact us.

Pricing 

Two Tier Pricing:

Tier 1 - Aqua-Check will complete the installation and collection

          - $49.99 per radon monitor

          - $31.25 Hourly Rate 

          - $.45 per km 

          

Tier 2 - Monitor is mailed to you with install/collection performed by you

          - $49.99 per radon monitor

Test is either performed long or short term

 

         - Long term 91 day test installed in December/Jan collected in March/April.

         - Short term is 2-7 day test best suited for real estate transactions

Give us a call and get peace of mind knowing professionals are here to help!