Radon gas can cause respiratory problems, so you want to make sure your home has as little radon as possible. An easy way to do this is to test your home’s radon level.
Short-Term and Long-Term Testing
You should first try a short-term test. For best results, be sure to close your windows and outside doors 12 hours before starting the test. Keep them closed for the duration of the test.
If the short-term test results show a radon level of at least 4 pCi/L, you should then perform a second test. If you need immediate results, you can opt for another short-term test.
The EPA also recommends a second short-term test if the radon level is more than 8 pCi/L. Otherwise, conduct a long-term test to determine the average amount of radon in your home annually.
With a mitigation system, you should be able to lower the radon level of your house to less than 2 pCi/L. The process is simple and affordable, and it will improve both your health and your peace of mind.