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Testing for Radon

The only way to determine the level of radon inside your home is to test for it. Radon is a colorless odorless gas, so testing must be done with specific monitors and test kits designed for this purpose. There a two different methods for testing radon: long term and short term.

Integrity Radon Control, LLC. does not perform radon tests. We use the services of professional inspection companies that will give unbiased, third-party measurements of our work. This service is included in our mitigation system price.

What the results mean

Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), and this measurement indicates the concentration of radon gas in the home being tested. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that homes with a level of 4 pCi/L or higher should have mitigation systems installed to reduce the high levels of radon. As the nation's second leading cause of lung cancer, radon is estimated to cause 22,000 deaths per year. That is why a radon mitigation system is a must for homes with high levels of radon.

Short Term Test:

Shot term tests remain in the house for 2-90 days. For this reason they are the fastest method of determining radon concentrations. Charcoal canisters, electret ion chambers, and continuous monitors are the most common types of testing equipment.

Short Term Testing

Long Term Test:

Long term tests are conducted in a time period exceeding 90 days. Alpha Track and electret test are the most common types. Though this type of testing takes more time to gather information, it is also more likely to give you a better year round average of exposure.

Long Term Testing

Each type of test has specific uses. It is very important that the testing device is EPA approved.