Orland Park Radon Testing


What is Radon?

Some people have heard of radon and some have not. Radon gas is an orderless, tasteless and colorless radioactive gas that results from the breakdown of uranium to radium and finally to radon gas. The only way to know if you have a high exposure to radon gas is to perform a radon test. How does this relate to a home inspection and the purchase of a home? Radon testing can be performed during a home inspection in Orland Park and takes 48 hours to complete, the 48 hour test is a special protocol just for real estate transactions. Your real estate agent probably gave you information from the state about radon testing and explaining the process and the need for an Orland Park radon test.

Where is Radon?

Radon is ubiquitous, it is in Orland Park, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Palos Hills as well as every city and town in Illinois; it can be found everywhere in the United States, no state or municipality is immune. Radon gas is part of what is called background radiation that we experience everyday as we live our lives. The only question is what is your level of exposure, the only way to know your exposure level is to perform a radon test in Orland Park as well as all the other cities in America.

Test, Mitigate, Save a Life

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the USA, I am sure you can guess the number one cause. Since radon is present in Orland Park Illinois as well as other areas, the question is “what level is too high of an exposure level”? Test your home for radon — it's easy and inexpensive. Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced. Orland Park radon testing is easy and affordable, with the results you can contact a radon mitigation contractor to help you reduce the level of radon in your house.

Radon Mitigation

Radon reduction systems work and are not as expensive as you might think, as a matter of fact many new homes are built with part of the system already installed and you just need to add the fan. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%; and very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.


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Orland Park, Illinois 60462

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