Trillium Home Inspections is certified to perform
Radon gas measurement services. We are certified by the Canadian National Radon
Proficiency Program. This is the only certification that is recognized by
Health Canada. If you are looking for a radon professional make sure you ask if
they are C-NRPP certified. The Tarion new home warranty now covers radon gas
mitigation. Contact us today to have your house tested.


Radon gas causes lung cancer. On average 16% of all lung
cancer deaths in Canada are caused by Radon gas, that is about 3,000 people per
year. If you are a smoker your chances of lung cancer increase to 30% if you
live in a house with elevated radon levels. Radon is the second leading cause
of lung cancer, after smoking.


It's everywhere. It's not a question of whether or not you
have Radon in your home. You do. It's in my house, it's outside, it's all
around us. The question is: How much? And the higher the level, the higher the
risk. The risk from radon is long-term, it's not immediate. It's long term
exposure; years and decades of exposure. The higher the level and the longer
you're exposed to it, the higher the risk of developing lung cancer.



Radon is a radioactive gas found naturally in the
environment. It is produced by the decay of uranium found in soil, rock or water.
Radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless and emits ionizing radiation. As a gas, radon can move
freely through the soil enabling it to escape to the atmosphere or seep into
buildings. When radon escapes from the bedrock into the outdoor air, it is
diluted to such low concentrations that it poses a negligible threat to health.
However, if a building is built over bedrock or soil that contains uranium,
radon gas can be released into the building through cracks in foundation walls
and floors, or gaps around pipes and cables.


Health Canada recommends that every house in Canada be tested. You should test for a minimum of
three months but short term tests are also available. The levels vary quite a bit over time, so you want an accurate
representation of what you're breathing in, what you're being exposed to in
your home over a long period of time.

There are simple ways of testing radon in your home. You
should hire a certified radon professional to do the test for you.

Give us a call today for more details and to book an