In case you still have questions, maybe you will find your question and its answer in this list of 9 most commonly asked questions regarding radon and radon testing. If you can't find an answer to your question, send us an email and we will respond to it promptly - [email protected]
Where should a radon test be placed?
The idea is to measure the radon concentration on the lowest livable part of your house. Therefore, if your basement is the lowest livable area, then place it in your basement. If your basement is not suitable for living or spending significant time, then do not place the radon detector in the basement. If you have a basement AND a crawlspace, we recommend placing a second radon detector on the floor directly above the crawlspace area.
Where can I find radon testing near me?
You can order a DIY radon test kit through this website. We will have it delivered to you no matter where you are. Find out which radon test kit you need here.
What causes radon gas in homes?
Radon exists in every single home everywhere. Radon gas is caused by the breakdown of uranium deep in the ground. It finds it way up through the ground and into your home through any crack, hole, gap, pit, or penetration through the foundation that it can find. It will build up in your home over time, so it's important to measure the radon concentration in your home.
Where is radon most commonly found?
Radon can be found in every house, warehouse, apartment building, condo, office building, or any type of building for that matter. Radon concentrations are the highest in the lowest level of the building, which is commonly the basement; however, if you have a crawlspace, your radon levels will most likely be the highest in the crawlspace.
How do you detect radon in your home?
Radon can be detected using an alpha track detector like the one included in this radon test kit, or you can use a continuous radon monitor, which is an electronic device, to constantly monitor the radon concentration in your home.
What does radon smell like?
Unfortunately, radon has no smell. Also, you cannot see, hear, taste or feel radon. The only way to detect radon is by using a radon detector.
How many radon test kits do I need?
Under normal circumstances, you only need one radon test per house. Under rare circumstances, you may need 2 or even 3 radon detectors. If your house is abnormal, or if you have a crawlspace, send us an email and describe it - [email protected]
How often should you test for radon?
The authorities recommend testing your house every 5 years
How long does a radon test take?
Our short-term radon test takes at least 10 days and no longer than 90 days. Our long-term test takes at least 90 days to a year.
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