Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
By now you have heard of radon gas, the odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that is produced by the decay of uranium in soil. If you have tested your home for this cancer causing gas, and found high levels, it is important to install a radon mitigation system in your home. But once installation is complete, you aren’t quite done. Post mitigation radon testing is an important step to making sure your house is safe for your family.
Post Mitigation Radon Testing
This refers to the radon test that is performed after installation of a radon mitigation system. Once your mitigation system is installed, the installer will leave a radon test with instructions on how to set it.
The radon test that is left is a professional short term test that will have certified results. In order to give the system time to work, wait 24 hours before starting. 48 hours later, the test should be closed and sent back to Utah Radon Services. At that point, we will be able to determine the new radon levels in your home, and how much it has been reduced since mitigation.
Our guarantee is to get your radon levels to below 2.7 pCi/L. If the post radon mitigation test indicates that we did not achieve that, we will do whatever work is necessary to reach those levels at no additional cost to you. This is not something we have had to do often. In fact, in most cases, we are able to reduce levels to below 1.0 pCi/L.
Some radon companies may charge extra for post mitigation radon testing, but we include it with your installation services. We believe that this is an integral part of radon mitigation. We want to ensure that your family is living in a home without dangerous levels of radon.
After you have installed a radon mitigation system, it is still recommended to test your home again every few years. Read this to learn how you can tell if your radon system is working between tests. If you need radon testing or mitigation, fill out the form on this page or call us at 801-871-0715.