Radon Testing

Radon gas is prevalent in the soil throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Although not a part of a standard home inspection, radon testing is essential in determining radon levels in your home or a property you may consider purchasing.

What is radon gas?

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas, estimated to cause thousands of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. It is colorless, odorless and can only be detected by monitoring with a testing device.

Radon Testing

Testing is performed in accordance with EPA Home Sale Protocols. Schwindt & Company is a Certified Member of NRSB, the National Radon Safety Board. (as required by Maryland & Virginia)

Radon testing requires a minimum testing period of 48 hours as per EPA guidlines.

Testing Devices

There are various types of testing devices. Schwindt & Co. uses a computerized continuous monitor with built-in anti-tamper devices. This electronic device can provide instant results at the end of the required test period so you don't have to wait for test results to come from a laboratory.

Radon Mitigation

When a high level of radon is detected, there are methods available to safely channel the radon out of the home. A licensed Radon Mitigator can provide you with further analysis and information on methods to remove the radon from your home.