Radon, Your Home, and Your Health Old

Do You Have a Radon Problem?

Radon gas has the potential to cause serious health issues. High levels are estimated to create a 1 in 20 risk of developing lung cancer. This risk increases to 1 in 3 for lifelong smokers. While Greater Victoria homes are not likely to have elevated radon levels, the importance of checking the level in your home cannot be overstated.

It is not possible to perform a useful radon check during a typical home inspection. A reliable test requires a period of several weeks. Homeowners can purchase radon check kits at many building supply stores. These kits cost as little as $35 and are simple to use. If you are considering selling a home, a recent radon test could be helpful during negotiations.

We strongly recommend that you visit the following links for more information on how to protect your family’s health and safety.

General Information:
Radon: Is it in Your Home – Health Canada
Testing Your Home For Radon – Government of Canada

Where Can I Buy a Test Kit?
Most large hardware stores such as Home Depot, Home Hardware, and Rona carry Homeowner Radon Test Kits.

Kits are also available from the manufacturers’ websites:
Radon Control
AccuStar Canada