Our home Inspectors are fully trained professionals, certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (Canadian-NRPP). Mike Holmes Inspections is also a recognized certified C-NRPP lab where we do our own in-house analysis in order that you can receive your results quicker. Please note radon testing is included with any Extended Home Inspection or Premium Home Inspection.
What is Radon Testing?
The problem with radon is that it is an odourless and invisible gas. The only way to know if a home contains dangerous levels of radon is to test for it. What might surprise you is the fact that one house can have radon levels next to zero while the house next door can have levels that are off the charts. The levels of Radon do tend to fluctuate depending on the weather, humidity, the home’s construction and the time of year.
For example, winter is the best time to test for radon because windows and doors tend to be kept shut during most of the season, which allows any toxins in the home to build up. This provides a good reading on indoor air quality and radon levels a household is exposed to.
Homeowners are encouraged to test for radon, and book a radon test with one of our home inspectors who are certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP), in order to ensure accurate test results.
Short-Term and Long-Term Testing
Benefits of Radon Testing:
Testing is easy
Remediation is easy and cost efficient
Concentrated levels of radon over an extended period of time is the second leading cause of lung cancer, next to smoking
I started Mike Holmes Inspection because I wanted homeowners to have an inspection done by my standards. I wanted a team of professionals to give you the right advice the first time, like when to buy the home and why you should buy the home, and how to maintain your home. I want homeowners to buy it right!
Inspection Packages and Services
Specialty and Add On Services
Breathe Easy with Specialty or Add-on services that can be added to your Mike Holmes Inspection package, including screening for radon gas, testing for mould, or Indoor Air Quality readings for your family health & peace of mind.