Home Radon Testing

Have you had your home tested for radon yet?

Long-term exposure to high concentrations of radon in homes have been responsible for thousands deaths across Canada.  In fact, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer and kills over 3000 Canadians every year. Living in a house with high levels of radon gas has been compared to smoking a pack of cigarettes every day! 

 

Have you heard this myth?  "There is no radon in the Greater Toronto Area" - don't fall for this, as it's not based on facts.  See this recent Cross-Canada Survey of Radon Concentrations in Homes - Final Report (2012) and the Interactive Map that was created based on this survey. Radon gas is everywhere, but we want to ensure it is not present in high concentrations.  Radon levels can also vary greatly from house to house.  Health Canada recommends that all Canadians test their homes.  

 

Solex Group can protect your family by providing you with a home radon test device

 

Solex Group uses devices that are reviewed and listed by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (Canadian-NRPP or C-NRPP). These listed devices also have an approved Analytical Laboratory to obtain the results and ensure that a proper Quality Assurance Program is being followed.  Therefore, you can depend on our radon test results.  

Short-term Radon Test

  • In some cases, a quicker indication of radon concentration in a home may be required.  For this reason, a short-term radon test can be performed (2-4 days).  However, short-term measurements should be used with caution as it is not uncommon for radon levels to fluctuate by a factor of 2-3 over a 1-day period, and season to season variations can be even greater.  The highest radon levels in buildings are typically observed during winter months.  As such, a single short-term measurement is not a sufficient basis for deciding to mitigate or not.  For this reason, a "follow-up" long-term measurement  is recommended.   

 

Long-term Radon Test 

  • A long-term measurement period will give a better indication of the annual average radon concentration.  Long-term measurements are typically 3-12 months (91-365 days) in duration.  Health Canada recommends that radon tests in homes or public buildings be a long-term measurement.  Health Canada does not recommend a testing duration of less than 1 month, a minimum of 3 months is recommended, and 12 months is optimum.  

 

Radon in your new home with Tarion warranty coverage

If you own a new home, your new home warranty in Ontario provides coverage against excessive radon concentrations for a full 7 years.  If the radon level in your home is above Health Canada's guideline of 200 Bq/m³ you can make a warranty claim.  Tarion will cover the costs required to mitigate a home up to a limit of $15,000 using a C-NRPP mitigation professional. A long term test of at least 3 months is required to prove a claim on your new home - watch the video "Radon and Your New Home Warranty" for more details.   

Radon Measurement

In an effort to provide affordable radon tests for Ontario homeowners, we encourage you to take advantage of, Solex Group's C-NRPP approved radon test kits. In a perfect world, it would be great to know the radon levels in a home prior to purchase. In reality, this can be a challenge during the limited time available in a real estate transaction. We strongly encourage homeowners have their home tested for radon while they are occupying the home to ensure proper conditions are maintained to ensure an accurate test result. 

What is radon? (the basics)

Radon and your new home warranty

Radon Testing Fees

Short-term radon test (2-4 days)                                 

  • Radon test kit (shipped in Canada)..........................$200

  • Radon test kit (provided during Home Inspection)...$150

Long-term radon test (91-365 days)                                 

  • Radon test kit (shipped in Canada)..........................$200

  • Radon test kit (provided during Home Inspection)...$150

Notes 

  • All prices are in $CAD, subject to change without notice 

  • 13% HST extra​

  • add $75 for each additional test device/test location

  • Customer is responsible for shipping radon testing device to lab for results

  • Radon test results delivered by email or mail once analysed by lab at end of test period

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