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Serving Virginia and West Virginia

What is radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste.  Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually.  Test Your Home for Radon - It's easy and inexpensive  Fix your home if you have a radon level of 4 pCi/L or more.

Do you test for Radon?

Yes. Our inspectors are certified by the NRSB. We use the E-perm electret radon monitor system.

An E-PERM, also known as an Electret Ion Chamber (EIC), is a passive integrating ionization monitor consisting of a very stable electret mounted inside a small chamber made of electrically conducting plastic. The electret, a charged Teflon disk, serves as both the source for ion collection and as the integrating ion sensor.  Negative ions produced inside the chamber are collected on the positively charged electret, causing a reduction of its surface charge. The measurement of the depleted charge during the exposure period is a measure of integrated ionization during the measurement period. The electret charge is read before and after the exposure using a specially built non-contact electret voltage reader referred to as the SPER-1 Electret Voltage Reader. Using this data as input to the appropriate formula, one can determine the radon activity present over the duration of the test. 

The basic components of the E-PERM System consist of the electret reader, chambers, and electrets. There are chambers of different sizes and electrets of different sensitivities to meet


a wide range of monitoring situations. Typically, a more sensitive electret, referred to as an ST Electret, is used for short-term measurements, and an LT, or less sensitive electret, is used for longer term measurements. They are known as true integrators because they are constantly collecting and registering the ions generated by the radon decaying inside the chamber.

Length of Radon Test: 48 Hours
Price: With Inspection, $150.00 - Without  Inspection, $175.00



How do I fix it when I find a problem?

The cost of a radon reduction system by a certified radon mitigator can generally range from $800 to $2500, depending on the characteristics of the house and choice of radon reduction methods.

The average cost of a radon reduction system is about $1200. 

Do you Install Radon Mitigation systems?
No, but we can steer you in the right direction to get the job done by qualified professionals.


Average Levels of Radon in areas of Virginia and West Virginia


Home Inspections of VA and WV
506 Mountain Rd, Front Royal, VA. 22630
Phone: (540) 631-5130
Fax: (540) 622-2916