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Pro Series radon detecor measures radon gas both short and long term

Radon gas in water test kit

Liquid Scintillation short term radon in gas test kit

Alpha Trak Long Term Radon Gas Test Kit

Radon Detector

Radon in Water

Radon in Air (48-96 hours)

Radon in Air (90-365 days)

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Radon testing is a quick & easy way to ensure your family's safety.

Not to mention, it's a responsible choice! Educating yourself on theadverse effects of high Radon levels, along with testing your home enablesyou to take the proper steps to resolve a potential health hazard.

Three Ways to Test for Radon

How to Use Your 

Short-termTest Kit 

 

Long-TermTest Kit

 

Radonin Water Kit

EPA

Recommendations 


3Ways to test your home forRadon
Short-term Testing (air): 

Short-term Radon testing is done for a 48 to 96 hour period. This is the fastestway to test for Radon levels. It is recommended that you perform two short-termtests, since Radon levels may vary daily or seasonally. 

If you test for two days on the weekend, your reading levels may belower as you will most likely be in and out of your home more frequentlythan during the weekdays. On the weekdays, while you and your family areat school or work, Radon levels will build since your home's doors andwindows will most likely be shut tightly. 

 

Long-term Testing (air): Tests lasting for 90 days to one year cangive you the most accurate readings by revealing the average Radon levelin your home over a long period of time.

Long-Term TestingInstructions

Radon in Water Testing

Radon in water testing is a very easy procedure. Let the water run for approximately 3-5 minutes. Fill the test vials with a sample of the water to be tested. Send them into our lab.

Actual Test Kit Instructions

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HowRADON Gets Into Your Home

What to do if Your Home has High Levels

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How to Use Yourshort-term Test Kit:
Below are the dos & don'ts of conducting your short-term Radontest:

      DO: 
  • Follow the instructions that come with your Radon test kit. 
  • Close your windows and outside doors at least 12 hours before youbegin your test. 
  • Place your test kit in the lowest living area of your home. 
  • Put the testing device in a frequently used room like a bedroom or den. 
  • Leave the test kit in place for the full length of time that the packageinstructs. 48-96 hours
  • Place the tape back on the test units & enter the time & date that you re-sealed the testunits.
  • Send your test kit to the lab specified on the package immediately afterthe test period is complete. 
      DON'T: 
  • Leave doors or windows open in any part of the house duringthe test period.
  • Conduct your test during periods of severe storms or high winds. 
  • Place your test kit in a bathroom or kitchen. 
  • Disturb the test kit once it has been placed. 
  • Place near furnace, water heater or other air moving units.
  • Place in high humidity areas.
  • Place near exterior doors or windows.
  • Place in crawl space or other area that is not inhabitablewithout renovations.
  • Leave kitchen or bath exhaust fan or whole house fan runningduring the test period.
  • Procrastinate sending the kit back to our Lab.
 
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EPA Recommendations:

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency of the USA) recommends thatyou test the following steps in ensuring your safety against Radon: 

Step 1:Conduct a short-term test. If your returned results read4 pCi/L* or higher, take a second, follow-up test. 

Step 2:The follow up test should be taken immediately if your shortterm test is 10 pCi/L* or higher. If not, you may followup with a second short or long term test.

Step 3:If you followed up with a long-term test, fixyour home if your reading result is 4 pCi/L* or more.If you followed up with a short-term test, the higher the results, themore certain you can be, that you should fix your home. It is recommendedthat you fix your home if your average between the two tests is 4 pCi/L*or more.

pCi/L: Radon levels in the air are measured in "Pico Curies per liter of air" or "pCi/L".

HowRADON Gets Into Your Home

What to do if Your Home has High Levels

ALERTto Home Buyers & Sellers

Linksto Learn More about RADON


Here's a few examples of testing devices. Click here for full list

Pro Series radon detecor measures radon gas both short and long term

Radon gas in water test kit

Liquid Scintillation short term radon in gas test kit

Alpha Trak Long Term Radon Gas Test Kit

Radon Detector

Radon in Water

Radon in Air (48-96 hours)

Radon in Air (90-365 days)

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