Radon is not something those with an HIC license are qualified to handle, which is why we rely upon First Alert for all research into a home's radon level. You can easily pick one up at Home Depot for under $15. All others besides First Alert charge a lab fee of $40. First Alert has the one shown with a FREE lab fee and test results are emailed to you promptly.
Formed from the natural decay of uranium, radon is found in rock, soil and water. While radon in outdoor air poses a relatively low risk to human health, when it enters the home it presents a clear health hazard. You can’t see or smell radon which is why it is called the silent killer.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that homes with radon levels at or above 2.0 pCi/L be fixed. Above 4.0, you risk getting lung disease. Radon problems can be corrected by qualified radon contractors, with costs typically ranging between $1,200 and $1,500.