Testing For Radon
Your First Step Towards A Safer Home or Business
Radon, an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas, may be silently infiltrating your home. But there’s a surefire way to unveil its presence: radon testing. It’s a simple process that gives you valuable insight into the safety of your home. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can enter homes from the ground up, accumulating over time to dangerous levels. As the second leading cause of lung cancer, radon poses a significant risk to your health. Regular testing is vital in ensuring that radon levels within your home remain below the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level. Even if your home has tested negative (under 4.0 pCi/L) in the past, continuous testing is recommended as radon levels can change over time.
Can You Conduct A Radon Test Yourself?
Yes. You can test for radon yourself using home testing kits, readily available at hardware stores and online. These DIY tests can be a cost-effective and a convenient first step to gauge your home’s radon levels.
However, there are risks to doing a DIY test for radon. They are less accurate, there are potential errors due to how it was conducted and shipping time may cause the test results to be invalid. Professional testing services often provide a more comprehensive and accurate assessment.
Relying on a radon testing professional is always the best way to go.
Testing For Radon in Illinois
To guarantee the objectivity and integrity of radon testing and mitigation services, regulations are in place in the State of Illinois. The State of Illinois does not permit a radon company to test and mitigate the same property.
As a result, PROFESSIONAL RADON SYSTEMS works with a variety of independent Radon Testing Services that conduct the radon test at your home or business. Contact us today for more information.