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Professional Radon Testing

Aquatek is licensed through two nationally recognized radon agencies (NRSB & NRPP). We specialize in testing for both radon in water and radon in air. Quick turn around time and accurate results are guaranteed.

Radon Sampling Process

Frequently Asked Questions?

WHERE SHOULD RADON IN AIR TEST KITS BE PLACED DURING TESTING?2019-07-22T16:48:50+00:00

Radon measurement devices should be placed in the lowest lived-in area of the house. Closed house conditions should be in place 12 hours prior to the radon test.

WHAT IS THE SAFE LEVEL FOR RADON?2019-07-22T16:49:47+00:00

No radon concentration is completely safe. Radon in air levels are considered acceptable when the radon concentration is below 4.0 pCi/L.There is no federal standard for radon in water. The recommended guideline for private wells is 5,000 pCi/L.

IS AQUATEK LABS CERTIFIED TO TEST RADON?2019-07-22T16:52:05+00:00

Aquatek is certified by the National Radon Safety Board (N.R.S.B.) as an accredited radon laboratory. We also employ technicians who are certified by the N.R.S.B. as radon measurement specialists.

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY TEST RESULTS?2019-07-22T16:51:26+00:00

Results are generally available in 1-3 business days. We send all reports to customers by email. Postal service and fax are also available.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TEST FOR RADON IN AIR?2019-07-22T16:50:25+00:00

Radon tests are required for most property sales and transactions. Buildings that are slightly over or under the radon cutoff level of 4 pCi/L should be tested annually to check for changes in the buildings radon level. Buildings with radon mitigation systems should also be screened annually to make sure that the system is working properly.

HOW DO I TEST FOR RADON?2019-07-22T16:47:55+00:00

We sell kits for testing both radon in air and radon in water. Radon testing is as simple as stopping by one of our three locations to pick up a radon testing kit or calling for a kit by mail. You can then expose the kit in your house and return it for analysis.

DOES AQUATEK LABS SELL RADON MITIGATION SYSTEMS?2019-07-22T16:52:38+00:00

No! Aquatek Labs is solely a testing company. We give test results that are independent of companies that sell and install mitigation systems.

DO RADON AIR LEVELS FLUCTUATE OVER TIME?2019-07-22T16:50:57+00:00

Yes, radon levels can change due to seasonal temperatures, low pressure storms, changes in the geology below buildings and open house conditions.

CAN I SMELL RADON IN THE AIR?2019-07-22T16:30:45+00:00

Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, see or taste. The only way to determine if a building has high radon levels is through the use of a radon measurement device.

Common Radon Myths

MYTH: SHORT-TERM TESTS CAN’T BE USED FOR MAKING A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER TO FIX YOUR HOME.2019-07-22T16:59:55+00:00

FACT:  A short-term test, followed by a second short-term test can be used to decide whether to fix your home. However, the closer the average of your two short-term tests is to 4 pCi/L, the less certain you can be about whether your year-round average is above or below that level. Keep in mind that radon levels below 4 pCi/L still pose some risk. Radon levels can be reduced in most homes to 2 pCi/L or below.

MYTH: I’VE LIVED IN MY HOME FOR SO LONG, IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO TAKE ACTION NOW.2019-07-22T16:59:26+00:00

FACT:  You will reduce your risk of lung cancer when you reduce radon levels, even if you’ve lived with a radon problem for a long time.

MYTH: A NEIGHBOR’S TEST RESULT IS A GOOD INDICATION OF WHETHER YOUR HOME HAS A PROBLEM.2019-07-22T16:58:38+00:00

FACT:  It’s not. Radon levels can vary greatly from home to home. The only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test it.

MYTH: RADON AFFECTS ONLY CERTAIN KINDS OF HOMES.2019-07-22T16:56:35+00:00

FACT:  House construction can affect radon levels. However, radon can be a problem in homes of all types: old homes, new homes, drafty homes, insulated homes, homes with basements, homes without basements. Local geology, construction materials, and how the home was built are among the factors that can affect radon levels in homes.

MYTH: SCIENTISTS AREN’T SURE RADON REALLY IS A PROBLEM.2019-07-22T16:55:56+00:00

FACT:  Although some scientists dispute the precise number of deaths due to radon, all the major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association) agree with estimates that radon causes thousands of preventable lung cancer deaths every year. This is especially true among smokers, since the risk to smokers is much greater than to non-smokers.

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