Testing for Radon Gas
Testing is the only way to check your home for radon gas. Their are protocols to follow when testing your home for radon gas. If you are going to test your own home, follow the protocols listed on the instruction sheet. We can test your home just call us at 262-745-4764 for Gary or email us. Click here to order,
Protocols for testing for radon gas.
Short-term tests in your home for indoor radon gas levels can be made during any season, as long as closed building conditions can be maintained. This means that all external doors, windows, and vents should be kept closed for 12 hours before the starting the test, until the end of the test period. This does not mean you need to change your normal entry and exit routines, only that you close the door behind you.
If the building has a radon mitigation system, central air conditioning, de-humidifier, an air to air heat exchanger, and / or combustion air supplies for furnaces, etc, they should be operated normally. However, do not operate any whole house ventilators or window fans during the test.
A radon test should not be started if severe weather is predicted: for example, a major storm system with winds exceeding 25 miles per hour and is expected to last 24 hours or longer.
You should test the lowest area of the building that is used on a regular basis, or the lowest level to be used by a potential buyer. Rooms such as a family room, dens and bedrooms are ideal test locations. This is especially important if this is the first or only
test, or if this is a follow -up test to confirm to mitigate for radon
Place the sampler where it will not be disturbed. The preferred method is to test it centrally the room. It should be within the normal breathing zone (2 to 6 feet from the floor).
Do not place any radon test device in a draft. Make sure it is kept 3 feet or more away from doorways, hallways, windows, exterior walls, and heating or air conditioning vents, Do not place in the same room with operating fan or blower. Air blowing on a radon device may increase its sensitively to radon gas.
Do not place it near any heat source such as a stove, fireplace, or baseboard heater and keep it out of direct sunlight. Heat may reduce the sensitivity to some radon gas.
Do not test areas of high humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, closets, or damp basements. If you must test a damp or humid room (over 80% RH) then test only for two days. Dehumidifiers may be operated normally. Moisture may reduce the sensitively of some radon measurement devices.
For the complete U.S. EPA protocols go to www. epa.gov/radon/pubs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and health authorities recommend taking action to reduce the radon in your home if you have a radon level at or above 4 picoCuries per liter. The World Health Organization recommends taking action to reduce radon levels in your home to below 2.7 picoCuries per Liter.
What to do if you have high levels of radon gas.
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