Home Safety

How do I test for Radon?

To do a screening test, place a testing device on the lowest livable level of the home for the specified testing period, remembering closed house conditions. A charcoal canister is sensitive to moisture so it should not be placed in a bathroom or kitchen where humidity may be higher. For practical [...]

What factors can influence radon levels in my home?

The strength of the source; how much uranium/radium is in the soil. Porosity of the soil. House construction including foundation type: Basement, Crawlspace, Slab-on-grade. Weather conditions: Wind, temperature, barometric pressure. Occupant activity. First and foremost, the strength of the source influences radon levels. Secondarily, the type of soil is an important factor. If soil is [...]