Radon In Your Home

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which results from the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. According to Health Canada, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Radon can become a problem when it accumulates to high levels inside a building. Testing for radon is the only way to assess what the level of radon in a building is, including your home.

Testing in a single family dwelling is a relatively simple procedure. You can deploy a radon detector by yourself following detailed instructions included with our radon test kits. If you have any questions a certified C-NRPP-accredited Pinchin contact can assist you with this process. Please feel free to contact our laboratory at radonlab@pinchin.com if you have any questions about the testing process.

Radon Testing

Radon concentrations in buildings can vary significantly from hour to hour, day to day, and even more so from season to season. As a result, long-term tests are the best way of estimating the annual average radon concentration in your home. Long-term radon tests range from 91 days to 1 year in length, and are minimally invasive, taking up no more room than a cup of coffee.

Health Canada recommends that radon testing be conducted during the heating season from approximately October to April for a minimum period of 91 days. 

Pinchin provides both long-term and short-term alpha track detectors. 

Both are approved measurement devices with the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) & the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP).

Pinchin strongly recommends following Health Canada's guidance by using long-term detectors to determine the radon concentrations in your home. Both long- and short-term kits are available for purchase. 

Purchase your Radon Test Kits Online Today!

The purchase of each detector comes with the following:

  • Chain of Custody form
  • Detector deployment instruction sheet
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Follow-up result report with recommendations
  • A pre-addressed return envelope (postage not included)

A signed and completed Chain of Custody Form must accompany all detectors.