Radon Testings

We are licensed in the State of Illinois to test homes, schools, commercial daycares or your place of business.
RESIDENTIAL AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

IEMA strongly recommends ALL homebuyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchase or taking occupancy, and mitigated if elevated levels are found. It is not in the best interest of the buyer or seller to rely on a radon measurement performed by anyone other than a licensed measurement professional or technician. Elevated radon concentrations can easily be reduced by a qualified, licensed radon mitigator.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

Radon in homes tends to be the largest area of concern for most people; however, in the United States, many people spend the majority of their day inside some type of building other than home. It is very important to understand that radon is not confined to residential areas. Because radon is a natural gas released by soil and rock, it is just as prevalent in other building structures, especially if the workplace or school is located in a geographical area prone to higher levels of radon.  Radon enters commercial buildings and schools in the same way as it does a home; through cracks, floors, walls and drainage systems. 

Daycare and School

Radon in homes tends to be the largest area of concern for most people; however, in the United States, many people spend the majority of their day inside some type of building, including schools. As of January 1, 2014 all Illinois day care facilities are required to perform radon testing every 3 years and provide proof upon application for license. We use the best practices to ensure everyone’s safety during the test and will make sure you get the most accurate radon results. Even though the State of Illinois does not require schools to be tested, testing is strongly recommended for all classrooms that are in contact with the ground or unoccupied basements. In recent years, we have worked with school districts who have made the responsible choice to test their schools to ensure the safety of their staff and students. When high levels of radon were identified, a mitigation system was installed in order to provide a safe environment for all. The only way to know for sure if your school has radon levels that pose a risk to a child’s health or staff member is to conduct a test.  Speak with your school officials to find out more on the radon action plan in place for your schools or contact your local state radon office.

MULTI-RESIDENTIAL AND HUD

Although the higher concentrations of radon are typically found at ground level or below, it is not impossible for second and third story levels or higher to also have a radon concentration above 4.0 pCi/L. Radon can move through air shafts or elevators in taller buildings.  It is just a good rule of thumb to simply conduct a test to ensure that you are not unknowingly exposing yourself or your family to high levels of radon gas. HUD lending requirements for multi-family living have recently changed.  HUD now requires that if any multi-family structure, (intended to be rented), is being built or re-financed with a HUD loan, the loan applicant must randomly test 25% of the ground level units.  If any of the units come back with a radon concentration of 4.0 pCi/L or higher, the entire building must be mitigated, not just the unit that tested high.  If you are unsure if the apartment or condo you are renting has been tested for radon, you should ask the owner of the property.  If a test has been conducted, you can ask for a copy of the test results. If there aren’t any recent test results available, you always have the option to conduct a radon test radon for peace of mind.

WHY DO YOU NEED A RADON TEST ?

Radon gas is the 2nd leading cause of cancer in non-smokers

37% of homes test above the 4.0 EPA action level in Northern IL

Radon gas cannot be seen or smelled. Testing the home is the only way to determine the risk.

The Surgeon General and Illinois Emergency Management Agency recommend ALL homes in Illinois be tested for radon gas.

About

Keep your family safe

Welcome to Radon and Mold Testers of Illinois, a full-service radon testing company based in Highland Park, Illinois. We use the best radon devices available in the market to ensure you are getting the most accurate and reliable radon test possible. With thousands of commercial and residential jobs under our belt, we pride ourselves in giving the best customer service and most accurate testing for your radon needs.

Radon and Mold Testers of Illinois is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the radon measurement and testing industry with a true commitment to providing the highest quality service to our clients. Just because we have completed a job for a client, the relationship is not over. We are always here to answer any questions or concerns you have as it related to radon measurement and testing. We appreciate the opportunity to introduce Radon and Mold Testers of Illinois and our services and look forward to doing business with you!

  • 37% of homes test above the 4.0 EPA action level in Northern IL
  • Radon is the greatest single source of radiation exposure to the general public
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Radon gas cannot be seen or smelled. Testing the home is the only way to determine the risk

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