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Radon Testing for Atlanta and North Georgia

Once you’re aware of the dangers of radon gas, testing for radon is easy. The process should take just a few short minutes to find a suitable location for a radon test kit. There are several kinds of low-cost “do-it-yourself” radon test kits available through on-line retail outlets, and at hardware and other home improvement retail outlets. You can also get a test kit through the University of Georgia.

 

Follow the Radon Test Kit Directions Carefully

The directions for the radon test kit should be followed carefully because the length of time the kit should be exposed to the air varies. The most common commercially available passive test kits are charcoal canisters, e-perm and alpha track detectors, and charcoal liquid scintillation devices. A test kit is placed in the basement or lowest lived-in level of a home, and after a specified amount of time the kit is mailed to the manufacturer or testing center to be analyzed.

 

Short Term or Long Term Test?

The EPA “action” level of 4 pCi/L actually represents an annual average. A short-term test remains in your home for two days to 90 days, whereas a long-term test remains in your home for more than 90 days. All radon tests should be taken for a minimum of 48 hours. A short-term test will yield faster results, but a long-term test will give a better understanding of your home’s year-round average radon level. Because radon levels tend to vary from day to day, and season to season, a short term test is less likely to predict radon variances over time than a long-term testing kit.

 

What Do Your Radon Test Results Mean?

The U.S. Congress has set a long-term goal that indoor radon levels be no more than outdoor levels; about 0.4 pCi/L of radon is normally found in the outside air. EPA recommends fixing your home if the results one long-term test or the average of two short-term tests show radon levels of 4 pCi/L or higher. With today’s technology, radon levels in most homes can be reduced to 2 pCi/L or below. You may also want to consider fixing if the level is between 2 and 4 pCi/L.

 

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Megan Parrish
Megan Parrish

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Our radon tester recommended Cooks to us and we are so glad we went with them! Cooks was awesome to work with! They were thorough, extremely responsive and super helpful! We are so grateful for their help!

Mike Cavin
Mike Cavin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Called to get info on remediation issue and felt comfortable enough after my conversation with Monique to proceed with having Cook's proceed with the work. The staff was very thorough, professional and they completed the job in a short time, as quoted with great results. They greatly exceeded my expectations and it is obvious they take great pride in their work and reputation. Would highly recommend them.

Johanna Huffman
Johanna Huffman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

We decided to go with Cook's Radon after comparing several radon remediation quotes, all of which were considerably different in terms of fan placement and cost. Tony personally came out and assessed our house and discussed his recommendations. He has been in the construction business for many years prior to his focus on radon remediation and it was clear to us that, because of his experience, he was knowledgeable and well qualified to assess what options would work for us. We appreciated that he came out in person, instead of sending a salesperson to our home. Additionally, his wife Monique handles the administrative side and was consistently so kind and professional over the phone. What initially stood out to me from my conversations with them was that I could tell that they are personally vested in their business and they truly care about their customers and the community. Tony was very thorough and answered all the questions we had. Repeatedly, we heard from other companies that remediation of our house would be challenging due to our basement being almost entirely finished, but Tony seemed confident and his proposal was straightforward. It was also the least invasive out of all of our quotes, and the lowest cost. The level in our basement on pre-test was 8.7 pCi/L. Tony proposed an active sub slab depressurization system with garage routing and guaranteed a level of 3.9 pCi/L or below (with modifications or additional to our system at no additional charge if his proposed system did not achieve this level). His technicians were prompt and respectful and the system looks wonderful, it is not unsightly at all and we barely hear the fan although it is in the crawlspace of one of our upstairs rooms (our fan could not be placed in the attic due to the configuration of our home). Our post-test radon levels for the room in our basement that previously had the highest level on testing came out to 0.8 pCi/L! We are so happy that we chose Cook's Radon and will absolutely recommend them to others.

Craig Desimone
Craig Desimone

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Tony installed a system for us for a cover-all fee to get radon below limit. It was reasonable as my house took three suctions and diagnostic / radon level was guaranteed. Don't try to save a few bucks and get it done right. Highly recommend!

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