Thank you for inquiring about NAL East Environmental Services Inc. for Radon sampling in your property. The two (2) Radon samples were conducted in the basement. As per your request, you expressed a concern of a possible Indoor Air Quality (Radon) issue in your property. Our Radon sampling inspection includes two (2) separate Radon samples, both conducted side-by-side in the basement so that there are no false negatives and/or false positives.
Both vials will be left in the lowest floor (ground floor) for a total of approximately seventy-two (72) hours. After approximately seventy-two (72) hours, the lids will be sealed and then the samples will be submitted to EMSL Analytical Laboratories in Cinnaminson, New Jersey for analysis.
If both samples come back with negative results, you will receive a certificate stating so. If the samples come up with positive results over the allowable radon limits, complete in-depth guidelines of what should be conducted and exactly how to conduct it will be supplied for you. You will receive your results report within 3 to 4 days. It will be emailed and the hard copy will be mailed as well.
Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas, with no immediate health symptoms, that comes from the breakdown of uranium inside the earth. Testing can reveal the amount of radon in any building. Those with high levels can be fixed with simple and affordable venting techniques. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) estimates, one in every 15 homes nationwide has a high radon level at or above the recommended radon action level of 4 pico-Curies (pCi/L) per liter of air.
Radon gas can seep into a home from the soil through dirt crawlspaces, cracks in the foundation and walls, floor drains, pipes and sump pumps. Radon can enter any home, old or new, even those with no visible cracks. Each building is unique, and the ground beneath it is also unique. Two houses side-by-side can have totally different radon levels. The only way to know what the radon levels are inside your home is to measure them.
NAL East only uses A.I.A.Q.A. (American Indoor Air Quality Association) Council Certified Environmentalists. All inspections are strictly confidential and coded for privacy. Payment is due at the conclusion of the inspection. NAL East currently follows the guidelines set forth by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), the New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH) the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the California Occupational Health and Safety Administration (Cal-OSHA).