|Address||39 Concord Crescent, London, ON N6G 3H4, Canada
At JAM (2005) Enterprises, we offer C-NRPP*-certified radon detection and measurement service for the real estate market (brokers, agents, sellers and buyers) at an affordable price . Short-term (2-7 days) co-located measurement using RadStar 300i Continuous (Hourly) Radon Monitors (CRM) is affordably priced at $150.00-$200.00. HST is extra. The higher fee applies to some out-of-city locations where more travel time is required. Affordable peace of mind for your home purchase or sale. The low fees are not synonymous with low quality of service or workmanship but are designed so that most home-owners/sellers or buyers can afford them and get a radon test; paying two or three times more (common in London and many centres) for testing certainly restricts the affordability for testing.
A report is available after the test; no waiting weeks for lab results! This is not the "traditional" short-term (2 day) Charcoal two-vial Liquid Scintillation test that is common in real estate transactions, (especially sold through big-box stores and prevalent in US real estate transactions) that gives you only one value which is an average of just two readings. I use two co-located CRM's which give you intergrated hourly readings over the whole test period (up to 7 days) and can detect tampering. You can see the fluctuations hourly as well as daily and get an average reading over the whole test period.I can also perform a ST reading (10-30 days) using the state of the art Corentium Pro CRM which gives you a radon reading, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure readings and graphs these over the testing time. Cost is $200-$250. We also offer 10-30 day testing using the latest Landauer Rapidos alpha track detector. Since these are analyzed in Illinois, a report is not available for 2-3 weeks post testing. Fees are $200-$250.
Tarion New Home Warranty
The Tarion Warranty now applies to radon mitigation for seven years. Get a certified test today for warranty purposes for your new house or for peace of mind for your older house. For Tarion Warranty purposes, the radon levels must be determined by a certified measurement professional; they usually will not accept readings from a home-owner placed test kit and are applicable to new houses not previously occupied. Although a short-term test can be used, Tarion will normally want a long-term confirmatory test (91-365 days) performed before they cover mitigation costs.The cost of the initial radon gas testing however is NOT covered by the Tarion warranty and the client is responsible for the fee. See my other Kijiji ads (Services-Other section, Buy and Sell) or 411.ca (radon) or websites (www.radondetectionlondon.ca and www.certifiedradondetection.org) for more information about radon gas, its effects, Tarion Warranty, and why you should measure or have the radon gas levels measured in your house.
Does London have a radon problem?
Sometimes I hear potential clients say that London is low in radon therefore I do not need to test. We don't have a problem here!
In 2012, (and again in 2014) Health Canada did a national survey of radon in homes. The results were 7% of homes had above the national "limit" of 200 Bq/m3. In London-Middlesex, only 1.8% of homes tested above the limit in the 2012 survey, so it gave the impression that London and surrounding areas do not have a radon problem although Southwest Ontario is flagged as a high risk area for radon gas. However, in that survey ONLY 109 HOUSES WERE TESTED in London and Middlesex county ! Not a lot of houses (out of 195, 679 residential houses according to 2011 statistics) in a large area (over 3,300 km2) on which to base your survey data!! That is only 1 OUT OF EVERY 1800 HOUSES WHICH WERE TESTED! Don't be fooled into complacency - your home could easily be over the limit, as mine was, but no one surveyed me. In my testing of London and surrounding areas, about 20% of houses tested above Health Canada's guideline ! GET TESTED TODAY.
Mike Holmes maintains that every house should be tested. He measured the radon levels in two adjacent houses in Ontario; the level on one was an acceptable at 125 Bq/m3, however, the level next door was over 3,300 Bq/m3 - over 16 x the limit ! Is your house going to be a statistic ? Get tested to find out.
Why should I test? Why should I care about radon?
Exposure to even low to moderate levels of radon gas in your house increases your risk of developing preventable radon-induced lung cancer. If you are a smoker (ex-smoker), exposed to second hand smoke (children, pets, spouse) and have high radon levels, your chance of developing lung cancer has just increased by 900%. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon's radioactive decay products (RDP) actually attach to dust, aerosols, mists and particles in the air that we all breathe. It is these which initiate the cancer process.
What is protecting your children who are exposed at home, daycare and school? A simple and affordable test !
If you are not convinced that you should have your home tested, then visit my website,( Real stories, Real People, Antonella's, Eddie's, Alan Whitehead's stories) or the CANSAR website (www.CANSAR.org) and look at the stories of radon-induced lung cancer survivors.
Real People! Real Stories! Real Cancer!
* C-NRPP = Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (please visit my website to see what certification entails.)
HST-GST no. 80774438 RT00001
Member of CARST (Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, and formerly (2015) a member of AARST (American Association of Radon Scientists, and CSSE (Canadian Society of Safety Engineering) . C-NRPP-Certified. CRT# 201319. [ I am the only certified standard measurement professional and ANALYST listed in the C-NRPP data base (Find a Professional - Measurement) and on the CARST and C-NRPP database website for the Southwestern Ontario region. Our company is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau (2016).