Radon Testing FAQ

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Can I smell radon in the air?

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.

How do I test for radon?

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.

Where should radon in air test kits be placed during testing?

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?

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.

How often should I test for radon in air?

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.

Do radon air levels fluctuate over time?

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

How will I receive my test results?

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

Is Aquatek Labs certified to test radon?

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.

Does Aquatek Labs sell radon mitigation systems?

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