EPA recommends that all American homeowners test their homes for radon. A radon test is the only way to find out how much radon is in your home and if you and your family are at risk. The results of a properly performed radon test will help you determine if you need to take further action to protect yourself from the health risks of radon.
How often should I test for radon?
EPA recommends every American home, even those built radon-resistant, be tested for radon. You should retest your home every 2 – 5 years and save your results. Be sure to test before and after you make any major structural renovations such as building an addition or finishing a basement. Radon resistant techniques can be inexpensively included as part of the renovation, if needed. You should also perform a radon test after buying a new heating system or adding central air conditioning. Radon measurement by professionals are often used when an unbiased, third party is needed, such as in real estate transactions.
This device is used to measure the radon levels in your home
The Corentium Pro is an approved radon monitor for a 48-hour certified test. The Pro has 4 passive diffusion chambers that give an hourly measurement of the alpha particles emitted from radon decay products. These hourly measurements, over the course of two days, give an average of your radon levels