Easier Than You Might Think
Test Your Home For Radon
Professional Radon Systems, is not a radon testing company. We only provide radon mitigation system implementation once radon tests confirm elevated levels of radon concentrations.
The US Surgeon General and US EPA recommend that all homes be tested for radon. There are home tests you can do yourself. There are two types of testing devices for homeowners, Liquid Scintillation Vials for short term testing and Alpha Tracks for long term testing. You can buy home tests at your local hardware store or online.
For the most reliable results, you can hire a professional radon testing company to conduct tests. Click here for a list of recommended professional radon testing companies in the Chicago area.
Testing – What You Should Know Be For Testing
- Conduct the radon test for a minimum of 48 hours; some test devices have a minimum exposure time greater than 48 hours.
- When doing a short-term test ranging from 2-4 days, it is important to conduct the test with windows closed for at least 12 hours before the beginning of the test and during the entire test period.
- If you conduct the test yourself, use a qualified radon measurement device and follow the laboratory’s instructions. We are able to provide you with a list of do-it-yourself test devices available from qualified laboratories.
- 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 serviced prior to testing.
- To ensure test are properly conducted, we recommend hiring a professional radon testing company. Click here for a list of preferred radon testing professionals in Illinois.
During a Radon Test
- Maintain closed-house conditions during he entire time 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 recirculate interior air.
- Do not disturb the test device at any time during the test.
- If a radon-reduction system is in place, make sure the system is working properly and will be in operation during the entire radon test.
After a Radon Test
- If you conduct the test yourself, complete the required information included and be sure to promptly return the test device to the laboratory.
- If high radon levels are indicated, contact us. We guarantee to reduce radon to safe levels in 24 hours!