Radon Testing

Servicing Swarthmore PA 
and Surrounding Areas

What We Do

  • Peace of mind – Our specialist is certified by the state of PA  and National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP).  Additionally, we use professionally calibrated and certified tools and hardware.

  • Fast, Accurate Results – Results of your inspection are available within 2 business days.

  • Constructive Reporting – We provide you a detailed report documenting the results of of the testing.  In the case of radon detection, our report will have a detailed step by step protocol for handling your situation.

  • Budget Minded – Pricing starts at $125 for a short-term Continuous Radon monitor lasting a minimum of 48 hours with discounts for Veterans and First-Responders.

Looking for a professional radon testing company for your business or home with fast accurate results?

Why Radon Testing?

  • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. According to the EPA, breathing in radon leads to 15,000 – 22,000 lung cancer deaths per year.
  • Radon is a prevalent issue in many areas, and it can seep into buildings through cracks in the foundation, walls, floors, or other openings. Since radon is invisible and has no smell, testing is necessary to determine its presence and concentration levels.
  • Pennsylvania has the third highest radon levels in the country
  • Radon pockets are very common in the Chester County, PA and Delaware County, PA areas.
Professional Radon Testing Company Chester County PA

When Should You Test for Radon?

  • Your living patterns change and you begin occupying a lower level of your home (such as a basement)
  • Real Estate Transaction – You are buying or selling a home
  • The last test is not recent, i.e. within two years and your home tested above 2.0 pCi/l
  • You have renovated or altered your home since you tested
  • You have a radon remediation system and you have not tested in 2 or more years

No Conflict of Interest

  • SIS only does mold testing and inspections and radon testing, not remediation.  Our reports are unbiased and accurate. 
  • We don’t invent or exaggerate mold or radon issues in the hopes of making money on the remediation.

If you are working from home …

In the past few years, as more people work remotely, a significant number are using their homes as their offices. More people are also opting to have their basements finished to act as an office. Radon primarily enters houses through basements, rising from the soil and entering a home through the foundation.

What is the Radon Testing Process?

  • Types of Radon Tests: There are two main types of radon tests: short-term and long-term tests. Short-term tests typically take a few days to a week and provide a snapshot of radon levels. Long-term tests run for a minimum of three months and give a more comprehensive assessment of average radon concentrations.
  • Radon Testing Methods: Radon testing can be conducted using passive or active devices. Passive devices include charcoal canisters, alpha track detectors, and charcoal liquid scintillation detectors. Active devices, such as continuous radon monitors, provide real-time measurements and data logging.
  • SIS uses a SunRadon Continuous Monitor for a short term test. The test runs for 48 hours and will capture the hourly radon readings.
  • After the radon test, our professional will provide a detailed report that includes their findings, assessment of the radon level and recommendations for remediation if necessary.

What if Radon Mitigation is Required?

  • If elevated radon levels are detected, radon mitigation measures may be necessary to reduce the gas concentration. Radon mitigation techniques include sealing foundation cracks, installing ventilation systems, or implementing sub-slab depressurization systems.
  • SIS can recommend a certified radon professional mitigation specialist for this procedure.

Why SIS – Saenz Inspection Services?

SIS has a qualified radon testing specialist who has undergone the proper and rigorous training needed for the task.

  • Our Radon Tester has the professional expertise in properly testing for radon.  The specialist is certified by the state of PA and National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP: #113096-RMP).
  • SIS uses Continuous Radon Monitors (CRM’s) to perform short term tests. We provide professional test results and reports. Our reports include a chart and hourly radon readings.
  • SIS only performs testing and inspections, and not remediation, no conflict of interest.
  • The primary purpose of the Radon Certification Act and the subsequent PA Chapter 240 Radon Certification regulations is to protect the health and safety of the public and to protect the public from unqualified or unscrupulous persons.
  • We are a, veteran-owned business and residents of Chester County who aim to provide affordable radon testing so all residents can live safely.
  • Discounts for first responders, active duty military, and veterans.

Contact Us

Address

  • 610-960-5895

  • 1172 Skelp Level Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335

  • sismoldinspections@gmail.com

  • PA Certification #3589