Source: Deseret News, The Radioactive Killer, by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Jan, 29, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY…
Are you getting ready to test your home for radon gas? As the weather gets warmer, you will need to understand closed house conditions. This is important for accurate radon testing.
Why Is Accurate Radon Testing Important?
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs when the uranium in soil decays. It seeps into your home through construction joints and pores in the concrete. Once in your home, this can become a serious health risk. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It accounts for over 21,000 deaths each year.
The only way to determine if your home has high radon levels, is through specialized testing. This can be done quickly to give you peace of mind for your family. When testing for radon gas you need to follow guidelines to ensure accurate testing. (Click here to read these guidelines before beginning testing.) But since warmer weather is here, you need to understand one important testing condition: closed house.
Closed House Conditions
Testing your home without following closed house conditions, will give you false test results. So what does closed house conditions mean? Many people put off testing saying they can’t have do the closed house conditions, but in reality it is very simple. Closed windows and doors is all that this means. It doesn’t mean that you cannot go in and out of your house. It just means, don’t prop the door open for long periods of time. And the good news is that testing can be done in just 48 hours – then you are free to open those windows again.
Simply fill out the form on this page to request free radon testing for your home. We will walk you through the guidelines and answer any questions that you may have.