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Radon Testing

Accurite Building Inspections LLC does no mitigation for Radon. We only measure the Radon level in your home so there is no conflict of interest.

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Radon Testing Portland Region

Radon Measurement

Isn't It Time To Have Your Home Tested For RADON????
We need to determine for you if:
  • Radon is not at a threatening level, NO Action Required
  • Radon is Present and Should be Mitigated
  • The usual Cost for the Installation Mitigation System is Between $900.00 to $1,900.00
This is a Very Inexpensive when it comes to you and your Family's Health.
If you elect to sell your home, prospective buyers are more concerned with a home that has not been tested for Radon, than a home that was found to have Radon Present and Properly Corrected.
Is your Home in any of the Following Zip Codes ?

Zip Codes of Concern RADON

97007      97030      97034      97062      97068      97045      97123      97140      97202      97203      97206      97210
97211      97212      97213      97214      97215      97216      97217      97218      97222      97229      97225      97230
97036      Clark County Washington

National Radon Proficiency Program

Proudly Serving The Greater Portland Oregon - Vancouver Washington Communities
  • Short Term Radon Testing
  • Long Term Radon Testing
  • Consulting Services
We know the importance of ones Health and the critical time during a Real Estate Transaction. Our EPA approved, "State of the Art" Measurement Equipment can provide "Immediate Results" ending a "Short Term" RADON TEST (48 Hours).

Radon is a naturally occurring Chemically Inert (Cannot See or Smell) Gas. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) decay of uranium 238 in soil, rock, and water, and from the immediate decay of radium 226. Conducting a radon home test is the only way to find out if you and your family are at risk.

Radon Measure Instrument


The concern with Radon is when it enters the home. Radon can infiltrate any type of building - homes, offices, and schools - and build up to high levels. But you and your family will most likely receive your greatest exposure where you spend most of your time... your home.

Radon enters the home from up through the soil, through your foundation and into your home. It does not matter if your home is 100 years old or recently built. If it was not built with radon-resistant features, then it is susceptible. It is true that some regions of the country have higher concerns than others, however no state is exempt.

When Radon gas decays into radioactive particles they can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. Not everyone exposed to elevated radon levels will develop lung cancer. And the amount of time between exposure and the onset of the disease may be many years.

Radon Map The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that Radon causes 21,000 death each year. Second to Drunken Drivers, 17,000. Smoking combined with radon is an especially serious health risk. Children have been reported to be at greater risk than adults of certain types of cancer from radiation, but there are currently no conclusive data on whether children are at greater risk from radon than adults. Your chances of getting lung cancer from radon depend mostly on:
  • The Radon levels in your home
  • The amount of time you spend in your home
  • Whether you are a smoker or have ever smoked
The attitude of the general public of Oregon and Washington, is that Radon is not a problem in Oregon or Washington. That the RADON problem lies in states like Colorado, Midwest, and back East. This IS NOT An Educated Answer. The truth is, that RADON is a Problem in Oregon and Washington States, and that the general public is not as educated about RADON, as other states.

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you know what the indoor levels of radon are in your home, or any home you consider buying. Unlike many indoor air pollutants, radon does not cause headaches, nausea, or other similar symptoms.