What is Radon Gas?

Where did Radon gas come from?

What are the effects of exposure to Radon gas?

How does Radon gas get into buildings?

Is a neighbours Radon test result a good indication of the level in my house?

Does Radon gas affect only certain types of houses?

Do Radon gas levels in a house vary with time?

Will high Radon gas levels affect the value of my house?

Are the Radon gas detectors used in the house measurements hazardous themselves?

Where can I get my house tested for Radon gas?


Radioactivity symbolWhat is Radon Gas?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless and can only be detected by its radiation signature. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolWhere did Radon gas come from?

Radon comes from the radioactive decay of Uranium, which is present in all rocks, soils and earth materials. Because it is a gas it can move more freely through rocks and soils enabling it to enter the atmosphere or seep into buildings such as houses or workplaces. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolWhat are the effects of exposure to Radon gas?

Long-term exposure to elevated Radon concentrations increases the risk of developing lung cancer. The magnitude of the risk depends on the Radon concentration present and the duration of the exposure. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolHow does Radon gas get into buildings?

Radon enters a building mainly through a imperfections in the building substructure i.e. cracks in floors, gaps around pipes and cables. Radon is generally drawn into a building by a slight pressure difference between the house and the ground. The pressure difference is usually caused by temperature differences between the inside of a house and the outside, and by the effects of wind on the house. This phenomenon is called pressure driven flow. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolIs a neighbours Radon test result a good indication of the level in my house?

No. Radon levels can vary significantly from house to house. The only sure way of knowing the radon level in your house is to have it measured. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolDoes Radon gas affect only certain types of houses?

No. Radon gas is present in varying amounts in all houses in the country. It is not possible to say with confidence that particular types of houses are more prone than others. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolDo Radon gas levels in a house vary with time?

Yes. Radon gas levels in houses vary from hour to hour, from day to day and from season to season. These variations are mainly due to temperature differences, weather changes and house use throughout the year. Generally speaking, indoor radon levels are higher at night than during the day, and are also higher in wintertime when houses tend to be more airtight. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolWill high Radon gas levels affect the value of my house?

High Radon levels can be successfully reduced to below the national Reference Level at a cost, which is small compared with the value of a typical house. A potential purchaser of a house may ask for a radon measurement to be carried out, if the house is located in a designated High Radon Area. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolAre the Radon gas detectors used in the house measurements hazardous themselves?

No. The radon gas detectors are quite harmless, and pose no hazards to children, adults or pets. Back to the Top

Radioactivity symbolWhere can I get my house tested for Radon gas?

Ohio Radon Pro is a commercial radon testing service provider. We provide radon test to residential & business clients using standard measuring protocols set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America. Please Call Now to book your free consultation (330) 239-0007! Back to the Top