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Spring Season: The Best Time to Test for Radon

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It’s finally Spring and homes’ windows opening for the first time in months, it's the ideal time to address a silent threat lurking beneath your floorboards: radon. This odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, yet many homeowners remain unaware of its presence until today. Here's why spring is the perfect time to test for radon, and how National Radon Defense dealers can help you breathe easier:

Unmasking the Threat: Radon 

Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into homes from the soil. Since it's completely undetectable by our senses or seen by the naked eye, the only way to know if your home has elevated levels is through testing. It could be anywhere or everywhere at your home. 

Spring Cleaning is also Radon Cleaning 

There are two main reasons why spring is a good time to test your home for radon: 


1. Increased Air Exchange: Throughout winter, homes tend to be closed more tightly to retain heat. This can lead to a buildup of radon gas inside the house. When spring arrives, and windows are opened more frequently for ventilation, radon levels may decrease. Testing in the spring provides a baseline measurement under these potentially lower radon conditions. This can be helpful because: 

  • It allows you to identify if your home has a radon problem even with increased ventilation. 
  • If mitigation is necessary, you'll have a clearer picture of the worst-case scenario radon levels that your mitigation system will need to address throughout the year. 

2. Ideal Radon Testing Conditions: Spring weather offers more stable conditions compared to winter or summer. Here's why that matters: 

  • Winter: Cold weather can create a "chimney effect" drawing radon gas into the house. This might give you a falsely high reading. 
  • Summer: Air conditioners can create a negative pressure in the house, potentially lowering radon levels and giving you a falsely low reading. 

By testing in spring, you get a more accurate picture of your home's typical radon levels without the influence of extreme weather conditions. 

Continuous Radon Monitoring: Your Home’s Level & Results in 48 Hours 

National Radon Defense dealers utilize the industry's most accurate short-term testing method: Continuous Radon Monitoring (CRM). This method provides reliable results in as little as 48 hours. The process is simple and requires just three easy steps: 


  1. Find a Radon Expert: Our certified Radon Gas Measurement Experts or Professionals will schedule a convenient time to visit your home and set up the CRM. This device continuously measures radon levels in real-time, providing a detailed picture of your home's environment. 
  2. Quick and Easy Installation: The installation process itself takes only a few minutes. During this time, your technician will ensure the CRM is placed in the optimal location to provide the most accurate results. They will also explain the necessary conditions within the house for a successful test. 
  3. Clear and Transparent Results: During a follow-up visit, your technician will retrieve the data from the CRM and print out your home's radon test results on the spot. This entire process typically takes just 10-15 minutes. 

Taking Action for a Healthier Home 

Based on your home's radon levels, our professionals will advise you on the next steps. If levels exceed the recommended standards, National Radon Defense can connect you with a qualified radon mitigation specialist in your area. Don’t forget that NRD dealers offer a no-obligation free estimate

Tailored Mitigation for Lasting Peace of Mind 

Radon mitigation systems are designed to safely remove radon from your home, lowering levels and protecting your family's health. Remember, there is no safe level declared yet. What our technicians do is, the lower the radon level, the better. Each system is customized based on your home's unique features. For example, the presence of a basement or crawl space plays a crucial role in determining the most effective mitigation strategy. Our NRD dealers know where the perfect spot is and will find a way no matter how complicated your home setup or interior is. 

Verification and Ongoing Protection 

Following the complete installation of your radon mitigation system, your radon levels will be retested within 30 days. This ensures optimal system performance and continued protection from radon exposure. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends annual testing for all homes without mitigation systems and bi-annual testing for homes with mitigation systems already installed. 

Real Estate Factors and Home Value Impact 

Spring is also the season where brokers grind hard and the best days to showcase your home. You should value your home and how you value it will show how it looks. Radon is a growing concern for homebuyers and real estate agents. Having a home tested for radon and, if necessary, mitigated, demonstrates a commitment to a healthy living environment. This can potentially increase your asking price – if you consider selling or putting it on the market and making your property more attractive to buyers. 

In short, radon mitigation protects the health of those living in the home and can improve the property's marketability. Lately in other states, having a radon mitigation system is becoming a standard requirement for any structure – regardless of residential or commercial. Don’t wait until the prices go up! 

Making Radon Mitigation Affordable for Everyone 

National Radon Defense understands that radon mitigation may not be part of your usual home maintenance budget after winter. That's why we offer affordable testing and a variety of payment options or financing to make the process of protecting your home and family as convenient as possible. 

While spring is a good time to test, it's important to remember that radon levels can fluctuate throughout the year. The EPA recommends testing your home for radon regardless of the season. Clearly, with all these factors and options laid down, there is no excuse for you not to test. 

All National Radon Defense dealers offer the expertise and resources you need to address radon concerns or any indoor air quality issues in your home effectively. Do not hesitate to contact near you today!