NJ Radon Inspection Company
Information on Radon Inspections

NJ Home Inspection Company - Total Home Inspection Services Why Get a Radon Inspection?

Q: What is Radon and why is it a concern? Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in the soil and rock. Radon enters homes through openings that in contact with the ground like cracks in the foundation and slab, opening around pipes and sump pumps. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.A. resulting in 15,000-22,000 deaths per year. The more radon you are exposed to and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk of eventually developing lung cancer. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommends that all homes be tested for radon.

Q: How do you test for Radon? A single term test of 2 - 7 days can be used to determine the radon level in your home. This is usually done at the time of of the home inspection and should be carried out by a licensed technician. The licensed technician should install the test and pick it up.

Both Nigel and Neal of Total Home Inspection Services, are licensed by the state of New Jersey to perform radon tests.

Q: How is the test conducted and what are the requirements? Normally for a real estate transaction, a charcoal cannister is placed in the lowest potential livable level of the home. This would include the first floor of a home without a basement, a finished or unfinished basement, but not a crawlspace. All windows and doors in the house should have been closed 12 hours prior to the place to the placement of the test and throughout the longevity of the test. Doors can be opened for exit and entry, but not left open. Please note it is all windows on every level of the home that should be closed, not just those in the basement. Air conditioning units can be used if they circulate inside air. Attic, window fans and fireplaces should not be used during the test.

Q: How do I interpret the results? Radon is measured in picoCuries per liter (oCi/L). How much radon is in a liter of air? The DEP and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend that you take action to mitigate your home if the test indicates radon level over 4.0 pCi/L.

Q: How do I remediate high Radon levels? The most common type of remediation is the sub slab depressurization system. This system uses venting and sealing to lower radon levels in the home. A pipe is installed that runs from below the basement flooring out the side of the foundation where a fan is installed that draws radon out from under the slab up through the pipe that extends above the roof line into the air.

Radon inspections in Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, and Passaic County always include radon inspections, termite inspections and a thorough home inspection service of every aspect of the property. Radon inspections always include a comprehensive Home Inspection Report. We serve the following towns and cities of New Jersey:

Bergen County
  • Allendale
  • Alpine
  • Dumont
  • Englewood
  • Fair Lawn
  • Franklin Lakes
  • Midland Park
  • Glen Rock
  • Hillsdale
  • HoHoKus
  • Mahwah
  • New Milford
  • Oakland
  • Paramus
  • Ramsey
  • Ridgewood
  • River Edge
  • Saddle River
  • Upper Saddle River
  • Washington Township
  • Wyckoff

Essex County
  • Bloomfield
  • Glen Ridge
  • Montclair
  • Upper Montclair
  • South Orange
  • West Orange
Morris County
  • Butler
  • Kinnelon
  • Lincoln Park
  • Pompton Lakes
  • Pompton Plains
Passaic County
  • Clifton
  • Ringwood
  • Wanaque
  • West Milford
If you do not see the area your home is located in, please call us since we can usually accomodate you. We service not only the above areas, we also service most other areas in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties including portions of Hudson, Union, Sussex, and Middlesex Counties.

Total Home Inspection Services is proud to be serving all of northern New Jersey as conduits for educated real estate transactions. We perform residential home inspections in all of northern and northeastern New Jersey, including all of the following counties and cities: Bergen County: Ackermans Mills Allendale Alpine Arcola Bergenfield Bogota Carlstadt Carlton Hill Cherry Hill Chestnut Ridge Cliffside Park Closter Coytesville Cragmere Park Cresskill Crystal Lake Darlington Demarest Dumont East Rutherford Edgewater Elmwood Park Emerson Englewood Englewood Cliffs Fair Lawn Fairview Fardale Ferdinands Mills Fort Lee Franklin Lakes Garfield Glen Rock Hackensack Harrington Park Hasbrouck Heights Haworth Hillsdale Hillsdale Manor Ho-Ho-Kus Kings Woods Kingsland Leonia Linwood Little Ferry Lodi Lyndhurst Mahwah Masonicus Maywood Midland Park Montvale Moonachie Morsemere Mount Pleasant New Bridge New Milford North Arlington North Hackensack Northvale Norwood Oakland Old Tappan Oradell Palisades Park Paramus Park Ridge Passaic Junction Pulis Mills Radburn Ramsey Ridgefield Ridgefield Park Ridgewood Ridgewood Junction River Edge River Vale Rochelle Park Rockleigh Rutherford Saddle Brook Saddle River Saint Josephs Village Sinnickson Landing South Hackensack Teaneck Tenafly Teterboro Undercliff Junction Upper Montvale Upper Saddle River Villa Marie Claire Waldwick Wallington Warren Point West Englewood West Mahwah West View Westwood Woodcliff Lake Wood-Ridge Wortendyke Wyckoff, Essex County: Ampere Avondale Beaufort Belleville Bloomfield Brantwood Brookdale Caldwell Cedar Grove Clinton East Orange Essex Fells Fairfield Franklin Glen Ridge Hutton Park Irvington Livingston Llewellyn Park Maplewood Meadow Village Millburn Montclair Montclair Heights Morehousetown Newark Newark Heights Newstead Newstead North North Caldwell Northfield Nutley Oak Island Junction Orange Pleasantdale Roseland Roseville Saint Cloud Short Hills South Orange Two Bridges Upper Montclair Verona West Caldwell West Orange Westville White Oak Ridge Wyoming, Morris County: Afton Bartley Beach Glen Berkshire Valley Birch Hills Boonton Brady Park Brook Valley Brookside Budd Lake Butler Butterworth Farms Carey Cedar Knolls Charlotteburg Chatham Chester Cobbs Corner Coleman Hollow Crestmoore Crestview Davis Bridge Denville Dover Drakestown East Hanover Fairmount Fairwoods Fayson Lakes Flanders Floral Hill Florham Park Fox Hill Franklin Gillette Glen Alpin Glenfield Green Pond Green Pond Junction Green Village Hacklebarney Hanover Neck Hibernia Hickory Tree Hilltown Homestead Park Hurdtown Ironia Jacksonville Kenvil Kinnelon Kitchell Lake Hiawatha Lake Junction Lake Telemark Landing Ledgewood Lincoln Park Littleton Loantaka Estates Logansville Long Hill Long Valley Lower Longwood Lower Montville Lyonsville Madison Madison Heights Malapardis Marcella Mendham Meriden Meyersville Middle Valley Middletown Mill Brook Millington Milltown Milton Mine Hill Monroe Montville Morris Plains Morristown Mount Arlington Mount Fern Mount Freedom Mount Hope Mount Olive Mountain Lakes Naughright Netcong New Vernon Osborn Mills Parker Parsippany Pequannock Petersburg Pine Brook Pleasant Grove Pleasant Hill Pleasant Plains Pleasant Valley Pleasantville Pompton Plains Port Morris Powerville Prospect Point Ralston Ridgedale Park Riverdale Rockaway Rockaway Valley Rosedale Village Russia Schooleys Mountain Shady Lawn Manor Shippenport Shongum Shore Hills Silver Springs Smoke Rise Springtown Stephensburg Stirling Succasunna Sutton Park Tabor Taylortown Tierneys Corner Towaco Troy Hills Union Hill Upper Longwood Victory Gardens Washington Valley Weldon Wharton Whippany White Meadow Lake Woodport Woodstock Yardley Village, Passaic County: Albion Place Allwood Apshawa Athenia Awosting Bloomingdale Browns Clifton Clinton Cooper Delawanna Echo Lake Erskine Erskine Lakes Great Notch Haledon Haskell Hawthorne Hewitt Lake View Lakeside Little Falls Macopin Moe Monks Mountain View Newfoundland North Haledon Oak Ridge Packanack Lake Passaic Paterson Pines Lake Pompton Pompton Junction Pompton Lakes Postville Prospect Park Richfield Ringwood Riverside Singac Skylands Smiths Mills Stonetown Totowa Upper Greenwood Lake Upper Macopin Uttertown Wanaque Wayne West Milford West Paterson, and more! We also provide pest and dryrot or “termite” inspections, prelisting or seller’s inspections, radon inspections, construction draw inspections, lender required inspections, siding or roof inspections, commercial building inspections, and other inspection services. Both of our inspectors are licensed by the State of New Jersey, and are licensed and insured Home Inspectors in the State of New Jersey.
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