LifetimRadon mitigation is a method of reducing the amount of radon gas in a building and in water supplies. Radon contributes to environmental radioactivity and can cause a variety of health problems. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to reduce radon levels in your home. If you are concerned about radon in your home, a radon test is a great first step.
The First Step in Radon Mitigation
Choosing a reputable radon testing service is a critical step in mitigating the dangers of radon. Not only does hiring an accredited measurement service provide unbiased results, but they can also ensure that the devices being used are calibrated. Furthermore, a certified lab employs qualified employees and clean facilities. Moreover, a certified laboratory will follow the guidelines set by the EPA and the NRSB, as well as state regulations and AARST-NRPP.
Radon levels in homes can rise significantly during the winter. Therefore, it’s best to schedule your test between November 1 and March 31. If you do decide to test your home yourself, the test kit should be placed in the lowest level of your home, closed for at least 12 hours. You should not operate whole-house fans during the test, as this can increase radon levels.
Several home inspection agencies offer radon testing as part of their inspection. However, if you have no experience with radon detection, you can purchase a radon detection kit and conduct the test yourself. It costs around $20, and will give you results within a day or two.