Village is certified with the PaDep for Radon testing. Village utilizes E-PERM (Electret Ion Chambers (EIC)) for testing. Typically for the real estate market Short Term test would be performed that require at least a 48 hour exposure. Village will place two test canisters in the lowest livable area of the house per placement protocol. The test canisters will be read the day that they are retrieved and the radon results/report will be emailed to the client on that day - usually a two day turnaround time.
For more information on Radon check out:
A Citizen's Guide To Radon
Home Buyers/Sellers Guide To Radon
EPA Radon Site
Radon Health RISK Information
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking.The national average indoor radon level is about 1.3 pCi/L.The higher the home’s radon level, the greater the health risk to you and your family.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General strongly recommend taking corrective action when the house's radon level is 4.0 pCi/L or greater. Reducing your radon levels can be done easily, effectively, and fairly inexpensively.Even homes with very high radon levels can be reduced below 4.0 pCi/L.
THE RADON CERTIFICATION ACT REQUIRES THAT ANYONE WHO PROVIDES ANY RADON-RELATED SERVICE OR PRODUCT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC MUST BE CERTIFIED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO EVIDENCE OF CERTIFICATION FROM ANY PERSON WHO PROVIDES SUCH SERVICES OR PRODUCTS.YOU ARE ALSO ENTITLED TO A PRICE LIST OF SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED.ALL RADON MEASUREMENT DATA WILL BE SENT TO THE DEPARTMENT AS REQUIRED IN THE ACT AND WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION, COMMENTS OR COMPLAINTS CONCERNING PERSONS WHO PROVIDE RADON-RELATED SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT AT THE BUREAU OF RADIATION PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, P.O. Box 8469, HARRISBURG, PA. 17105-8469, (717) 783-3594 or (800) 237-2366.