Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.
Radon levels can vary widely from one home to another, even on the same street.
With no smell, no colour and no taste the only way to know how much radon is in your home is to test for it.
Health Canada stresses the importance of having every homeowner test their home, regardless of whether your community is known to have high radon levels.
The only way to know is to test!
Test your home for radon!
* Approved/certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP), a Canadian radon certification program operated by the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (CARST) with oversight by Health Canada.
When to test for radon in the home
The best time to conduct your radon test is during the heating season. Radon levels vary from day to day and from season to season, and the highest radon levels are generally found during the winter when our homes are sealed more tightly than during the summer months.
During winter indoor air is warmer than the surrounding soil, which tends to pull more radon gas inside.
During the summer, open windows provide good ventilation and will often reduce the radon levels inside a home.
For these reasons, it’s best to test for 91 days during the heating season to get the best picture of the radon levels inside your home.
The only way to know is to test! Test your home for radon!