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Radon Testing of Minnesota

My Only Concern is Getting My Clients Accurate Results so they can make an informed decision whether or not a mitigation is needed.

Owner Greg Peters

Dedicated to informing you about the dangers of Radon
 

Radon Testing in summer

May 30, 2016

If you are planning a radon test this Summer remember, you must keep your homes windows and doors closed 12 hours prior to the start of the testing and for the duration of the test. The Air conditioning may be used but must not exchange air with the outside.

Radon Action Month Test your home yourself

January 22, 2016

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared this "Radon Action Month" in Minnesota, and the state is encouraging residents to get their homes tested.

More than 40 percent of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels of radon, an odorless, colorless but radioactive gas. The Minnesota Department of Health says one U.S. resident dies from radon-related lung cancer every 25 minutes.

It's the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, but health officials say the risk is largely preventable.

More than 40 local public health agencies around the state have partnered with the Health Department to make more than 8,000 radon test kits available to residents at low or no cost.

More than 1,000 Minnesota homeowners every year install radon reduction systems, but that's a small percentage of the homes that should have them.

A list of participating health agencies offering the test kits can be found online: www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/radon/rncontacts.html.

And information on radon testing and mitigation can be found here: www.health.state.mn.us/radon.

Cold Weather and Radon

November 13, 2015

Minnesota homes commonly operate under a negative air pressure, especially during the heating season. What this means is that the air pressure inside your home is typically lower then the surrounding air and soil, and this creates a vacuum that pulls soil gases, such as radon, into the home via pathways. Even if the ground around the house is frozen or soaked by rain, the gravel and disturbed ground underneath the house remains warm and permeable, attracting radon gas from the surrounding soil.

The Dangers of Radon

November 13, 2015

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer (after tobacco) in smokers. Thankfully, this risk is entirely preventable through awareness and testing.

Have your home tested today.

blog post

April 21, 2015

Radon Testing of Minnesota specializes in Real estate Radon Testing for the Twin City's and surrounding suburbs

When we conduct a Radon Test our Client gets a full color report that includes the Data recorded by the machine used and more importantly we include the Calibration certificate for the machine used in the Test.

Weather you use Radon Testing of Minnesota or not, always request the Calibration certificate to be included in the report because If the Machine used in the test has not been calibrated by a certified lab in the last 12 months it is an invalid test.

Radon Exposure

February 1, 2015

Did you know being exposed to Radon at the EPA action level of 4.0 is like smoking 7 cigarets a day.

Minnesota Department of Health

December 7, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all Minnesota homeowners test their homes for radon. The results of a properly performed radon test will help homeowners determine for themselves if they need to take further action to protect their family from the health risks of radon in the home.

Winter is the best time to test for Radon

December 1, 2014

Winter is the best time to check your house to see if there is a Radon problem.

 

With it being cold outside and having the heat on in your home causes a condition in your home called The Stack Effect. This condition is caused by the heat in your home rising from the lower floors to the upper ones which in turn cause more soil gasses like Radon to be pulled into the home from the soil beneath it.

Radon In Minnesota Homes

November 23, 2014

 A estimated two out of five or more Minnesota homes and buildings can contain high levels of radon gas. What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in most rocks and soil. It is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but when trapped in buildings it increases the risk of lung cancer, especially at elevated levels. It typically enters a home the same way air and other soil gases enter the home, through cracks in the foundation, floor or walls, hollow-block walls, and openings around pipes, sump pumps, and floor drains. It can also be present in some construction materials and in water from underground sources including private wells. Any home, regardless of age, energy-efficiency, or foundation type, could have a radon problem. The only way to know whether or not a particular home has a problem is to test that home.

blog post

November 19, 2014


  Radon In Minnesota  Homes

 An estimated two out of five or more Minnesota homes and buildings can contain high levels of radon gas. 

 What is radon? 

 Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium and Radium in soil, rock and water. 

 Radon is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but when trapped in buildings it increases the risk of lung cancer, especially at elevated levels, the higher the radon concentration the greater the risk of lung cancer. 

 Radon typically enters a home the same way air and other soil gases enter the home, through cracks in the foundation, floor's, walls and also hollow-block walls, openings around pipes, sump pumps, and floor drains. It can also be present in some construction materials and in water from underground sources including private wells.

 Any home, regardless of age, energy-efficiency, or foundation type, could have a radon problem. The only way to know whether or not a particular home has a problem is to test that home.

Why do Radon Testing?

October 19, 2014

Radon Is A class A carcinogen, what that tells you is Radon is known to cause cancer weather you believe in it or not its a threat to your family's health. 

 Let Radon Testing of Minnesota do a quick 48 hour test on your home to make sure your home is not harmful to your family's health.

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Realestate Radon Testing

Radon Testing in summer

May 30, 2016

If you are planning a radon test this Summer remember, you must keep your homes windows and doors closed 12 hours prior to the start of the testing and for the duration of the test. The Air conditioning may be used but must not exchange air with the outside.

Radon Action Month Test your home yourself

January 22, 2016

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared this "Radon Action Month" in Minnesota, and the state is encouraging residents to get their homes tested.

More than 40 percent of Minnesota homes have dangerous levels of radon, an odorless, colorless but radioactive gas. The Minnesota Department of Health says one U.S. resident dies from radon-related lung cancer every 25 minutes.

It's the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, but health officials say the risk is largely preventable.

More than 40 local public health agencies around the state have partnered with the Health Department to make more than 8,000 radon test kits available to residents at low or no cost.

More than 1,000 Minnesota homeowners every year install radon reduction systems, but that's a small percentage of the homes that should have them.

A list of participating health agencies offering the test kits can be found online: www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/radon/rncontacts.html.

And information on radon testing and mitigation can be found here: www.health.state.mn.us/radon.

Cold Weather and Radon

November 13, 2015

Minnesota homes commonly operate under a negative air pressure, especially during the heating season. What this means is that the air pressure inside your home is typically lower then the surrounding air and soil, and this creates a vacuum that pulls soil gases, such as radon, into the home via pathways. Even if the ground around the house is frozen or soaked by rain, the gravel and disturbed ground underneath the house remains warm and permeable, attracting radon gas from the surrounding soil.

The Dangers of Radon

November 13, 2015

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer (after tobacco) in smokers. Thankfully, this risk is entirely preventable through awareness and testing.

Have your home tested today.

blog post

April 21, 2015

Radon Testing of Minnesota specializes in Real estate Radon Testing for the Twin City's and surrounding suburbs

When we conduct a Radon Test our Client gets a full color report that includes the Data recorded by the machine used and more importantly we include the Calibration certificate for the machine used in the Test.

Weather you use Radon Testing of Minnesota or not, always request the Calibration certificate to be included in the report because If the Machine used in the test has not been calibrated by a certified lab in the last 12 months it is an invalid test.

Radon Exposure

February 1, 2015

Did you know being exposed to Radon at the EPA action level of 4.0 is like smoking 7 cigarets a day.

Minnesota Department of Health

December 7, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that all Minnesota homeowners test their homes for radon. The results of a properly performed radon test will help homeowners determine for themselves if they need to take further action to protect their family from the health risks of radon in the home.

Winter is the best time to test for Radon

December 1, 2014

Winter is the best time to check your house to see if there is a Radon problem.

 

With it being cold outside and having the heat on in your home causes a condition in your home called The Stack Effect. This condition is caused by the heat in your home rising from the lower floors to the upper ones which in turn cause more soil gasses like Radon to be pulled into the home from the soil beneath it.

Radon In Minnesota Homes

November 23, 2014

 A estimated two out of five or more Minnesota homes and buildings can contain high levels of radon gas. What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in most rocks and soil. It is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but when trapped in buildings it increases the risk of lung cancer, especially at elevated levels. It typically enters a home the same way air and other soil gases enter the home, through cracks in the foundation, floor or walls, hollow-block walls, and openings around pipes, sump pumps, and floor drains. It can also be present in some construction materials and in water from underground sources including private wells. Any home, regardless of age, energy-efficiency, or foundation type, could have a radon problem. The only way to know whether or not a particular home has a problem is to test that home.

blog post

November 19, 2014


  Radon In Minnesota  Homes

 An estimated two out of five or more Minnesota homes and buildings can contain high levels of radon gas. 

 What is radon? 

 Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium and Radium in soil, rock and water. 

 Radon is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but when trapped in buildings it increases the risk of lung cancer, especially at elevated levels, the higher the radon concentration the greater the risk of lung cancer. 

 Radon typically enters a home the same way air and other soil gases enter the home, through cracks in the foundation, floor's, walls and also hollow-block walls, openings around pipes, sump pumps, and floor drains. It can also be present in some construction materials and in water from underground sources including private wells.

 Any home, regardless of age, energy-efficiency, or foundation type, could have a radon problem. The only way to know whether or not a particular home has a problem is to test that home.

Why do Radon Testing?

October 19, 2014

Radon Is A class A carcinogen, what that tells you is Radon is known to cause cancer weather you believe in it or not its a threat to your family's health. 

 Let Radon Testing of Minnesota do a quick 48 hour test on your home to make sure your home is not harmful to your family's health.

View older posts »