Radon is a hazardous, radioactive gas that is linked to lung cancer and other diseases. Radon is odorless and cannot be seen, making it very difficult to know if you have radon on your property. Radon is present in most soils because radon is produced from uranium that is decaying. The problem occurs when radon enters your property and becomes trapped, where it collects. High levels of radon are very dangerous, but how do you test for radon? Below, Centennial Radon Solutions will discuss the ways we test for radon.
Testing For Radon
A certified radon removal specialist best performs radon testing. There are distinct ways to test for radon. This is dependent on the situation and the property. Most radon testing devices are passive, as they do not need electricity to function. Radon testing devices can be either short term such as charcoal canisters, or long term devices, which are usually alpha-track detectors.
Short-Term Radon Testing
Short term radon testing uses charcoal containers that stay in the home anywhere from 2 days to 90s days. These tests are used to provide a general look to see if there is radon on the property. If these tests come up clear, you will have the information and know your property is safe from radon.
Long-Term Radon Testing
Long term radon testing using alpha-track detectors are placed in the property for longer than 90 days. Long term radon testing is used to determine the levels of radon in the property to predict the risk of long term exposure. Long-term radon testing will give you more information about the impact of the radon on your property.
Both types of testing have their benefits, and your certified radon specialist will be able to help you with your radon testing needs. If your property does have radon, Centennial Radon Solutions provides a wide range of options for radon removal, testing, and prevention.