If you don't test, you don't know
The only way to know your radon situation is to test. We offer radon measurement services using C-NRPP approved devices (E-PERM and Alpha Track). These devices can be used for short-term radon measurements from 48 hour (E-PERM) to long-term radon measurements (E-PERM or Alpha Track).
While a short-term test might appear to be desirable, it is important to understand that only long-term tests (i.e., greater than 90 days) can be used to inform a decision regarding the need for a mitigation system. Short-term tests are suitable for determining the radon potential of a building and assessing early performance of a mitigation system.
Both the E-PERM and Alpha Track devices are very unobtrusive and do not require an external power source. As air passively diffuses into the device, the decay of radon is measured. In the case of the E-PERM, radon decay causes a decrease in a statically charged plastic disk (electret). Measuring the charge on the electret before and after sample collection allows for the determination of the radon concentration. The decay of radon in the The Alpha Track device causes marks on a plastic strip. These marks (or tracks) are subsequently counted to determine the radon concentration.
Contact us to determine how you can test and know the radon situation in your home.