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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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Craig Desimone
Craig Desimone

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months 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!

Richard Baker
Richard Baker

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Showed up right on time. Explained the different options well and didn't try to bs me or sell me on the most expensive option. A little higher than we thought it would be, but you get what you pay for.

Ashley
Ashley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

My husband and I recently moved to the Alpharetta area. We found out about radon and immediately had our house tested. Our levels came back high, which really concerned me, as we have small children and pets. We found Cook's Radon via there website. When I called I talked to office staff that was not only polite, but educated about radon and what they could do for my family. I had an appt. set up that day for that very same week. When Tony came out he did a radon proposal, for FREE I might add!! This is a radon mitigation specialist who knows his stuff and saved us money. We were put on the schedule for our system to be installed. The crew that came out was very friendly and respectful of my space. The end result was a radon system that lowered my levels (keeping my family safe), a system with a lifetime warranty, and knowledge to spread around. If you want help with your radon questions or problems Cook's Radon is hands down the way to go.

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