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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 measuring the radon level in your home

 

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 ensure that these are used following part of a proper Quality Assurance Program.  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

Contact us to book radon testing performed either as a stand alone service or in conjunction with a Home Inspection (add-on service typically done during a new home inspection or an owners home inspection). 

Home Radon Testing in The Toronto Area

Have you had your home tested for radon yet?

What is radon? (the basics)

Radon and your new home warranty

Radon Testing Fees

Short-term radon test (2-4 days)                                 

  • Radon test (stand alone service)...............................$325 for 1 test device/test location

  • Radon test (add-on service with Home Inspection)...$250 for 1 test device/test location

Long-term radon test (91-365 days)                                 

  • Radon test (stand alone service)...............................$325 for 1 test device/test location

  • Radon test (add-on service with Home Inspection)...$250 for 1 test device/test location

Notes 

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

  • 13% HST extra​

  • add $100 for each additional test device/test location

  • Radon report delivered via email within 15 business days of end of testing period

  • Report delivery times are based on business days (Monday to Friday)



* Faster lab reports available (rush service fees will apply - inquire for more details)