Asset’s staff NYS Qualified Environmental Professional is experienced with radon sampling, results evaluation, and mitigation. We develop a radon sampling and analysis program tailored to the subject home that is consistent with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) protocols.
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside. You cannot see, smell or taste radon.
Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time. For home buyers, EPA recommends that if the home has not yet been tested for radon, the home should be tested.
Asset uses radon sampling kits approved for Real Estate Transactions and uses the analytical services of a NYSDOH certified laboratory. The analytical results can be expedited to 24 hours, if needed, and our Radon Test Report is provided within hours of receiving the laboratory results. The report documents, with text and photographs, the sampling activities, chain-of-custody, and the results, as well as providing an evaluation of the findings.