Radon testing equipment


Radon tests use specialized, sensitive equipment. Our electronic, continuous radon monitors produce time integrated results over the 48-hour test period, and an overall average. We use the Sun Nuclear Corporation Model 1028 is AARST-NRPP listed (CR-228) and NRSB listed (31821) for use in real estate transaction testing.

Radon testing in Ohio has strong governance, based on EPA guidelines.

According to Ohio law and best practices, each device is calibrated by the manufacturer on an annual basis, and each device is cross-checked against a newly calibrated device every six months. In addition, every tenth radon test uses two devices for quality control.

Active continuous radon monitors provide many benefits and superior test results over passive radon testing methods, such as charcoal canisters, that can be purchased at any home improvement store. Continuous radon monitors capture radon levels each hour, as well as other factors like temperature and humidity.

Radon test in progress

Radon test in progress


Any home can have high radon, the only way to know is to test.

Include a radon test with your home inspection for any house you consider buying.

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Radon Information

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What is radon gas?

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas. Radon comes from the decay of radioactive uranium that can be found in small amounts in rocks and soil throughout nature. In areas with disturbed earth, and loose fill, like when a home is built, radon escapes from the soil.

Radon gas exposure is the number one cause of cancer for non-smokers, even greater than second-hand smoke. Most people are exposed to radon gas inside their own homes, and this is their greatest exposure to natural ionizing radiation.

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COVID-19 safety for our company and your family

Buckeye Radon is committed to the safety of your family and our own employees. During this pandemic, it is critical that we all observe safety protocols that minimize the risk of disease transmission.

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Radon gas in Ohio

Central Ohio has relatively high natural concentrations of uranium from glacial deposits and shale, which during radioactive decay, produces radium and radon.

The EPA’s current radon action level is four picocuries of radon per liter of air (4 pCi/L). Most counties in central Ohio have high potential for radon, with predicted average indoor greater than the EPA action level. According to one study cited by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Department of Geological Survey, 38% of Ohio’s 88 counties had average indoor radon levels above 4.0 pCi/L, but Licking County’s average was above 8.0 pCi/L. Seven Ohio counties—Carroll, Fairfield, Franklin, Harrison, Knox, Pickaway, and Ross—had average indoor Radon concentrations between 6 and 8 pCi/L.

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Home with radon gas

How does radon get into my home?

Radon is odorless, colorless, and tasteless; it is an inert noble gas. Radon is a naturally-occurring, carcinogenic, radioactive gas produced by the decay of radium in the soil. Radon gas exposure is the greatest single source of natural, ionizing, background radiation, only surpassed by medical radiation.

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