Equipment we use for testing is well known throughout the industry and is provided by trusted and dependable companies who allow who are recognized and relied upon to provide equipment across the county.
When it comes to testing the EPA recommends use of a tamper-proof systems, which are the only type testing stems we use. This helps us to ensure you that when conducting a test in your home, the machine monitoring the levels cannot be tampered with, tilted, etc. If the monitor is moved, a sensor will record the movement, power changes to the AC and each piece of equipment is equipped with battery and back if or when electric power fails. Hourly readings are used to measure the fluctuation of Radon concentrations, temperature changes, relative humidity levels, barometric pressure, and more. These monitors are extremely difficult to compromise.
After the testing is complete, we upload the data to a system we can instantly retrieve the data and convert test results to a readable and understandable report. Within a short period of time the test results will be analyzed and sent back to you in a personalized report. This will help you to better understand what the current Radon levels are in your home. It is important to understand that these levels can fluctuate over time. So, if they are below 4.0 pCi/L right now, it doesn't mean that they will always be. This is why it is crucial to be sure that your home is regularly monitored.
What to Do if Dangerous Radon Levels are Found
If we find Radon levels at or above the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L, then a follow up test is recommended. Should a follow up test be conducted, we offer a discounted rate, and an average of the two results will be used as the final result to determine whether or not mitigation is needed. If the results are high, we can recommend a mitigation company to you who will be able to install removal systems inside your home or at the source of your water supply to lower levels to a safer amount. While all exposure to this gas is dangerous, lowering the levels is the only way you can lower your risk of developing lung cancer and other health-related problems associated with the gas.
Importance of Lowering Radon Levels in Your Home
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas which is actually the leading cause of lung cancer in individuals who don't smoke. The gas slowly builds up in a person's system over time, and unfortunately, there aren't any warning signs of a problem that you can be on the lookout for. Unlike carbon monoxide poisoning which can cause headaches or flu-like symptoms, most people aren't going to know that they have a lot of Radon built up in their system until it's too late. This is why it is so important to be sure that you are lowering the Radon levels in your home effectively.