Our Professional Radon Testing Services include:
- Single Family Residential long and short term radon testing
- Multi-family apartment communities long and short term radon testing
- 48 hour Real Estate Transactions certified testing
- Post Radon Mitigation testing
- New York mandatory radon testing
- Public, private school, and day care center radon testing
- Nursing homes and skilled care facilities radon testing
- Construction site evaluation and planning radon testing
- Radon Test Interpretation and Consulting services
We provide Radon Environmental assessments to include:
- Radon in air gas measurement
- Radon in Water Measurements
- Radon in soil measurements
- Radon in Building materials
Site Investigations Including:
- Building Site and Materials Evaluation
- Pre-Mitigation Source Surveys and Diagnostics
- Pre-Construction Soil Surveys
- Background Gamma Survey Measurements
- Radon Report Evaluation & Recommendations
We provide several types of radon measurements utilizing state-of-the-art testing methods and laboratory instrumentation to provide rapid and reliable analytical data. CRM’s – Continuous radon monitors can give almost instant test results that include hourly readings. Some of the CRM’s include extra hourly data in addition the the radon level such as temperature, motion detection and barometric pressure this helps determine if tampering has taken place in real estate transactions. Electronic radon testing is great when time is of the essence or additional data is helpful.
“Air Chek” pouch type, Activated Charcoal Absorption: An airtight container with activated charcoal is opened in the area to be sampled and radon in the air adsorbs onto the charcoal granules. At the end of the sampling period, the container is sealed and sent to the laboratory for analysis. The gamma decay from the radon adsorbed to the charcoal the radon level is calculated. Our charcoal adsorption detectors, depending on design, are deployed from 2 to 7 days and are EPA and NY State certified.
For long term radon testing we use AT or Alpha Track Detection is generally used. The detector is a small piece of special plastic inside a small container. The air being tested diffuses through a filter covering a hole in the container, when alpha particles from radon and its decay products strike the detector, they cause damage tracks, small nicks or marks on the plastic. At the end of the test the container is sealed and returned to the laboratory for reading. The tracks or marks over a predetermined area are counted using a microscope or optical reader. The number of tracks per area counted is used to calculate the radon concentration of the site tested. Exposure of alpha track detectors is usually 3 to 12 months, but because they are true integrating devices, alpha track detectors may be exposed for shorter lengths of time when they are measuring higher radon concentrations. The device can also be used for 30 day measurements when time permit for longer testing periods.