Radon Inspection

What is Radon?

Radon is a cancer causing, radioactive gas. It comes from a natural breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks, expansion joints and other holes in the foundation.

I have never heard of radon. Is it really that dangerous?

You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.


Integrity Radon Test

It is crucial that we have a signed agreement prior to inspecting your home. In fact, we can’t perform an inspection without it. The agreement is provided below in PDF format for your convenience.

In addition to continuous radon monitor testing we have short term activated charcoal test kit. The price of the test kit includes the lab testing fee.

Radon Test Agreement (PDF)

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Nebraska Radon Program

The DHHS Radon Program no longer sells radon test kits from the office in Lincoln. However, existing partnerships allow Nebraskans to obtain a free or low-cost test kit when they want to test radon levels in a home. Nebraska law allows individuals to test the home where they reside for radon without a license. Testing any other property requires a license issued by DHHS. Ownership of the property does not provide an exemption from the licensure requirement.


DHHS recommends that homes involved in a real estate transaction have radon measurements performed by a licensed Radon Measurement Professional.

Free Test Kits

Some organizations have local programs to distribute radon test kits for free. To see if an organization in your area is participating.

Radon Projects

Purchasing Test Kits

Some manufacturers offer special pricing for Nebraska residents when purchasing a radon test kit (see below). The DHHS Radon Program provides this list as a service to the citizens of Nebraska, but we do not endorse one manufacturer/laboratory over another. We have tried to ensure that all the information is accurate, however you should confirm the pricing prior to purchase.


Accustar

To order a discounted long-term test kit from AccuStar, call 800-523-4964 and mention NEBRASKA. More information about Accustar products can be found at:
http://www.accustarlabs.com/Default.aspx


Air Chek, Inc.

To order a discounted short- or long-term test kit from Air Chek, Inc. visit:
www.radon.com/nebraska


Alpha Energy Laboratories

To order a discounted short- or long-term test kit from Alpha Energy, visit:
http://drhomeair.com/nebraska