Radon Test

Radon Test

The following paragraph is for information purposes only.


Radon is a radioactive gas present in the environment that infiltrates buildings through various cracks that may be present in the foundation. Radon has been linked to lung cancer in several studies. In fact, it is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking. This invisible and odourless gas can be found in several areas around Montreal, especially in Oka, Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, and Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

A wide variety of short term or long term “do it yourself” tests exist on the market in order to help you determine the level of radon in your home. The short tests are 2 to 7 days in duration and the long term tests last anywhere from 1 to 12 months.

It is important to understand that the concentration of Radon is not constant and can change throughout the year. In order to obtain a reliable result, it is recommended to conduct a long term test of 6 to 12 months.

Since the short term test is unreliable and the long term test is simply too long to conduct,

YG Home Inspection Services does not provide this service.

Nonetheless, if you have any questions regarding Radon or need more information about Radon testing, feel free to Contact Us and we will be glad to help.