What does the radon testing process look like?
As the EPA recommends, we place the test device(s) in the lowest level of the home that could be used regularly, whether it is finished or unfinished. We offer four distinctly different radon testing options that are all EPA-approved. Short-term and long-term tests are available. Short-term measurements lasting between two and 90 days, while longer term tests are considered more accurate as they remove seasonal or weather changes.
- Basic testing: results are typically available within 5-7 days from the lab.
- Electret ION chamber: Typically used as a longer-term test. The electret canisters are read in our office with our equipment therefore no lab delays are experienced.
- Continuous Radon Monitor: The most reliable and fastest way to secure results. This is deemed an active testing option since it requires power to function. The digital box is activated at the testing site and retrieved 48 hours later. Upon retrieval, the radon test level is displayed electronically. An hour by hour reading is also available which depicts any fluctuations.
- Alpha-track: For long-term testing periods. It also requires submission to a lab for analysis.