Radon Testing for Residential properties
Located in the Kansas City, MO metro, Certified Radon conducts an affordable, professional short-term radon test that meets the EPA’s standards of radon testing. The testing device, a continuous radon monitor (CRM), is a calibrated instrument that will be placed in the lowest level of the home or building suitable for occupancy. Radon testing requires a minimum 48-hour test period with 12 hours of "closed-house conditions" prior to conducting the test. The continuous radon monitor (CRM) will take hourly readings for the duration of the test. Upon retrieval of the testing device, hourly readings are included in a detailed radon report specific to the structure tested.
The "action level" established by the EPA is 4.0 pCi/L. In other words, when the average of a short term radon test is 4.0 pCi/L or greater, the EPA recommends action be taken to reduce the radon concentration in your home or structure. In many cases, a radon mitigation system consist of a Active Depressurization System (ADS) to reduce the radon level in your home or structure.
Certified Radon offers free radon mitigation consultation and is happy to give you an in depth analysis of which method would best suit your structure. With maintaining the cosmetics of your structure in mind, Certified Radon can tailor a mitigation plan that is both aesthetically pleasing and effective in reducing radon levels within. Call 816-587-3500 today.
Remember, it is important to use a licensed and certified radon contractor to perform the repairs!
For reliable test results, follow this radon testing checklist carefully. Improper testing may yield inaccurate results and require another test. Disturbing or interfering with the test devices or with closed-house conditions may invalidate the test results and is illegal in some states. If the following items cannot be confirmed, another test must be taken.
•Notify the occupants of the importance of proper testing conditions. Give them a copy of this guide if possible and explain the directions carefully.
•Conduct the radon test for a minimum of 48 hours and maintain closed-house conditions for a minimum of 12 hours before the 48-hour test begins.
•The test will include methods to prevent or detect interference with testing conditions or with the testing devices itself.
•If the house has an active radon-reduction system, make sure the vent fan is operating properly. If the fan is not operating properly, have it (or ask to have it) repaired and then test.
•Maintain closed-house conditions during the entire duration of a short-term test, especially for tests shorter than one week in length.
•Operate the home's heating and cooling systems normally during the test. For tests lasting less than one week, operate only air-conditioning units which re-circulate interior air.
•Do not disturb the test devices at any time during the test.
After the test, the devices will be picked up and taken to our laboratory where the results will be determined. Results of the test will in most cases be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to you within 12 hours after the laboratory has determined the results.