You can’t see radon, but it’s not hard to find out if you have a radon problem in your home. All you need to do is test for radon. Just follow the simple 3-step EPA Radon Testing Guidelines. Testing is easy and should only take a few minutes of your time.
The EPA Recommends the Following Radon Testing Steps
Step 1. Take a short-term test. If your result is 4pCi/L or higher, take a followup test (Step2) to be sure.
Step 2. Follow up with either a long-term test or a second short-term test:
- For a better understanding of your year-round average radon level, take a long-term test.
- If you need results quickly, take a second short-term test. The higher your initial short-term test result, the more certain you can be that you should take a short-term rather than a long-term follow up test.
If your first short-term test result is more than twice EPA’s 4 pCi/L action level, you should take a second short-term test immediately.
Step 3. Take action!
- If you followed up with a long-term test: Fix your home if your long term test result is 4pCi/L or more.
- If you followed up with a second short-term test: The higher your short-term results, the more certain you can be that you should fix your home. Consider fixing your home if the average of your first and second test is 4 pCi/L or higher.
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