Radon Testing

The province of BC has encouraged all residents to test for radon in their homes.

What is radon?

Radon is an odourless, colourless, radioactive gas that enters homes primarily from the soil underneath buildings through cracks in the foundation, service pipes, and construction joints. 

Is radon dangerous?

Long term exposure to radon can cause lung cancer.

“About 16 percent of lung cancer deaths in Canada are due to indoor radon exposure. You have a 1 in 3 chance of developing lung cancer in your lifetime if you are exposed to high levels of radon and you smoke or used to smoke. For non-smokers, the risk is 1 in 20.” - Healthlink BC

Is there radon in my home?

There are many factors that can influence the concentration of radon in homes, including how the home was constructed and geology.

 

Radon levels tend to be highest in the lower levels of homes and basements.

 

Testing for radon in your home

The only way to be certain that the concentration levels of radon in your home are safe is to test.

 

The professionals at Point-The-Way have up-to-date, comprehensive training in radon testing so you and your family can rely on our timely, accurate test results. We can also help customers to complete a do-it-yourself home test kit available for purchase for a reduced cost. A long term test of a period for at least 91 days is recommended to achieve the most accurate results. The test should be completed during the heating season, and can run for up to 365 days to obtain an accurate yearly average result.  

Please phone or message Point-The-Way to further discuss the best radon testing options for your home or business today! 

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