Home testing for radon is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure that the indoor air your family breathes is safe. As the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, radioactive radon gas is a naturally occurring gas found in the indoor and outdoor air across the country. When it infiltrates your home and accumulates at elevated levels, your family’s health is at risk.
Fortunately, home testing for radon is a quick, inexpensive process! RadonAway is here to help by offering do-it-yourself radon test kits that are convenient and nationally certified by NRPP and NRSB, NELAP accredited, and licensed in all states that have such requirements.
Protect Your Family with Self-Service Radon Testing at Home
The EPA recommends that all homes be tested for radon below the third floor—in fact, one in 15 properties across the country is suspected to have high radon levels! When you contact RadonAway, we can get you set up with a solution for short-term radon testing at home that gives you a snapshot of the levels within your property.
To make testing for radon as easy as possible, we offer a step-by-step process:
- Contact RadonAway to request an at-home test for radon testing.
- After you receive your test device, you will leave it in your home for 2 to 90 days—depending on the specifics of your situation.
- After the test device has been in place for the required time frame, all you have to do is put it in the postage-paid envelope and send it off to our labs.
- Laboratory analysis will be completed on your sample, and you’ll be provided with detailed results from which you can devise an appropriate plan of action.
After Radon Testing: What Are the Next Steps?
On average, outside air has a radon level of 0.4 pCi/L, while indoor air averages 1.3 pCi/L. Ideally, indoor air averages should meet or fall below the levels in outdoor air, but the prevalence and nature of radon makes it difficult to reduce levels to this average.
If the results of radon testing at home show levels below 2 pCi/L, then no further action is needed—although regular testing is still recommended. Levels between 2 – 4 pCi/L are cause for concern, in which case it is recommended that you reach out to the RadonAway Authorized Professional Network for advice and further evaluation.
If your initial reading comes back at levels higher than 4 pCi/L, it is imperative that you contact our radon mitigation professionals right away.
Get More Information on Testing for Radon Gas in Your Local Home
Keeping your family safe from the dangers of radon is important whether you live in old or new construction, and RadonAway can help you take the first step towards evaluating the radon risk in your home. Contact us today by phone or through our online form to request your at-home testing kit or more information on our comprehensive radon services.