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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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Betty Hays
Betty Hays

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

After calling and having 4 estimates completed for a radon mitigation system, it was quite clear the top choice was going to be Cooks. From the first call speaking with Monique, the bar was set for other competitors. Monique answered all questions, fully explaining the process and the crew that came out led by Eli were extremely knowledgeable, courteous and cleaned up 100%. My house was built on a crawlspace and my starting radon number was 6.7 pCi/L above the safe level of 4.0. Once the system was installed and another radon test was preformed, my level dropped to a very safe 0.7 pCi/L. I am so glad I called Cooks as part of my starting point for all estimates, I have not been disappointed at all. The communication was what I expected both from Monique and the install team. They are not the highest or the lowest in cost but I feel like they are the best and highly recommend them.

Jeremy W
Jeremy W

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Needed a mitigation system installed and they were absolutely fantastic to work with. Cook’s came out on time and worked diligently to install the system (took about 5 hours total). They were great at explaining to me step by step what they were doing and even let me check parts of the system during the install. They made sure I understand how the system works and how to make sure it’s continuing to work down the road. After the install they gave me a follow up radon test to use to verify the radon levels are down. I’ll be recommending them to anyone I know who needs radon management.

Patricia and Marty Sharpe
Patricia and Marty Sharpe

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Extremely pleased from quote process with all the questions, through execution of the mitigation system. We were at 6.9 picoC/l and dropped to 0.64. They were able to keep my finished basement clear of the system and still make the mitigation work. Excellent communication and customer service. Highly recommended.

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