RADON TESTING

ABOUT RADON TESTING

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil. As radon rises from the ground, it can enter a home and build to dangerous levels. If you have a well, it can also make its way into a home’s drinking water and plumbing.

Exposure to radon can cause serious health problems. In fact, radon gas is second only to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer [1]. 

Radon is invisible and odorless. So, how can you know if it’s there? Get a radon test.

 

Among our home inspection services, MKC Associates offers professional radon testing services to all property types using professional and precise equipment. We are certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). Our experienced radon tech and home inspection associates follow all current protocols and ASTM standards for radon testing to ensure a smooth inspection process.

We want to help you stay safe.

The results of your radon test are hugely important to your home and your health, so we make sure that results are available immediately following our testing. Our reports are easy to understand, and we’ll go over our findings with you following testing to ensure complete satisfaction.

 

WHEN TO CONSIDER RADON TESTING:

  • During the purchase of a home
  • Prior to listing your home for sale
  • After a Radon Mitigation System has been installed
  • To ensure safety in a multi-family home
  • For peace of mind! 

Learn more about radon and how we test for it from John McCarty, MKC’s Radon Testing Specialist. 

Radon Testing FAQs

Still have questions? Check below to see if we’ve answered them. If not, check out our FAQ page or reach out to us.

How long does a radon inspection take?
Testing can take anywhere between 48-96 hours. We will deliver the report to you within 24 hours from when we pick up our equipment from the property.
How do I need to prepare my property for the test?
In order to perform a radon test accurately, the windows and doors in the home must be completely closed for 12 hours before and during the test. If this is not followed, you can get inaccurate results and the test will need to be repeated.
Can you test for radon in a condo property?

Maybe. If the condo is a townhouse-style property, and there is no shared open space in the basement or attic, then we can test for radon.

However, if the condo is an apartment-style unit, we cannot test for radon. This is because the conditions for radon testing require windows and doors to be closed before and during the radon test. We can’t control what other units do with their windows, so we can’t promise a successful test in this specific case.

Contact us for more information on testing your condo for radon.

Can you test for radon during the summer?

Not if it is hot outside and there is no air conditioning. Because radon inspection and testing requires you to keep the windows and doors closed for a period of 12 hours or more, this can create uncomfortable and even dangerous temperatures inside the home. Speak with one of our associates to learn more about your specific situation.

Can radon infiltrate my drinking water or my plumbing?
Yes to both. If your home is on a private well, you may have radon seeping into the water coming into your home. Radon in water is often an issue in the bathroom, shower, and/or other areas where water is aerated.
Can radon in water be mitigated?
Yes. There are mitigation systems for radon in well water. If your well is found to have an elevated level of radon, you need to consult with a water conditioning specialist to find our your next steps.

Radon Resources

At MKC Associates, we want to arm you with all of the information you’ll need to feel confident in understanding your property.

Property Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon
Radon Mitigation and Contractor Information

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Buyers Home Inspection

Buyer’s Inspection

Buying a home is likely one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s so crucial that buyers understand exactly what they’re getting into. During a buyer’s inspection, we form a close partnership with the buyer. We’ll be your guide as we explain any property defects or issues we uncover. We’ll also answer any questions you have.

Pre Listing Inspection

Pre-Listing Inspection

If you’re selling a home or property, it’s a good idea to have it inspected before it’s listed. Houses with a pre-listing inspection are more attractive to potential buyers. Pre-listing inspections give sellers the chance to work with us to uncover issues or necessary repairs. We’ll also give you our expert recommendations on what repairs to make before showing the property.

New Construction Inspection

New Construction HOME Inspection

Before the final walk-through with the builder, a new home should undergo a new construction home inspection. We thoroughly search the home for building defects and anything that may have been overlooked during construction. This allows the builder to better prepare the home for its walk-through, which results in an easier and smoother move-in experience.

11 Month Warranty Inspection

ONE YEAR HOME Warranty Inspection

Many newly constructed homes are sold along with a 12-month builder’s warranty that covers the cost of repairs associated with constructional defects. During a one year home warranty inspection, we help homeowners identify the repairs they should request before their warranty expires. This prevents you from becoming financially responsible for problems that should fall to the original builder.

Re Inspection

Re-Inspection

After a buyer’s home inspection, the buyer and seller of a home will come to an agreement about what repairs should be made before closing. Once those repairs are made, a re-inspection can be performed in order to ensure all agreements were honored and that the necessary repairs were made.

Commercial Building Inspection

Commercial Building Inspection

During a commercial property inspection, we help buyers of commercial buildings better understand their potential new property before making the final purchase. Just like our home inspection services, we make sure that our commercial inspections are thorough and backed by our experienced and dedicated inspectors. We provide you with a detailed report that clearly breaks down our findings and recommendations.

BOOK YOUR INSPECTION TODAY!

Contact MKC Associates today to schedule home inspection services in Greater Boston and Central Massachusetts.

Buyers Home Inspection

Buyer’s Inspection

Buying a home is likely one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s so crucial that buyers understand exactly what they’re getting into. During a buyer’s inspection, we form a close partnership with the buyer. We’ll be your guide as we explain any property defects or issues we uncover. We’ll also answer any questions you have.

Pre Listing Inspection

Pre-Listing Inspection

If you’re selling a home or property, it’s a good idea to have it inspected before it’s listed. Houses with a pre-listing inspection are more attractive to potential buyers. Pre-listing inspections give sellers the chance to work with us to uncover issues or necessary repairs. We’ll also give you our expert recommendations on what repairs to make before showing the property.

New Construction Inspection

New Construction HOME Inspection

Before the final walk-through with the builder, a new home should undergo a new construction home inspection. We thoroughly search the home for building defects and anything that may have been overlooked during construction. This allows the builder to better prepare the home for its walk-through, which results in an easier and smoother move-in experience.

11 Month Warranty Inspection

ONE YEAR HOME Warranty Inspection

Many newly constructed homes are sold along with a 12-month builder’s warranty that covers the cost of repairs associated with constructional defects. During a one year home warranty inspection, we help homeowners identify the repairs they should request before their warranty expires. This prevents you from becoming financially responsible for problems that should fall to the original builder.

Re Inspection

Re-Inspection

After a buyer’s home inspection, the buyer and seller of a home will come to an agreement about what repairs should be made before closing. Once those repairs are made, a re-inspection can be performed in order to ensure all agreements were honored and that the necessary repairs were made.

Commercial Building Inspection

Commercial Building Inspection

During a commercial property inspection, we help buyers of commercial buildings better understand their potential new property before making the final purchase. Just like our home inspection services, we make sure that our commercial inspections are thorough and backed by our experienced and dedicated inspectors. We provide you with a detailed report that clearly breaks down our findings and recommendations.

BOOK YOUR INSPECTION TODAY!

Contact MKC Associates today to schedule home inspection services in the Greater Boston area.

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