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Radon is a hidden killer - an odorless, invisible gas that can reach high concentrations in the indoor air we breathe every day. Since it's the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, radon is a major health issue among Federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and national organizations like the National Cancer Society. Despite its high profile as a potentially lethal indoor air pollutant, the fight against radon must be fought one house at a time. And the first step in protecting your family from this cancer-causing gas is to have your house tested for radon.
The licensed and certified Radon Measurement Specialists at National Radon Defense can provide a Continuous Radon Monitor test for your home. This is by far the most accurate short-term radon test available. This test typically provides a precise radon level reading in about 48 hours. Call your local National Radon Defense dealer to schedule your test. If you already know you have high radon levels, your local National Radon Defense dealer will provide you a free Structural Analysis and Mitigation System estimate.
Although Do It Yourself-type radon test kits are very accurate, they must be used correctly by the homeowner to avoid false results. It's important for all family members to follow the testing instructions carefully to ensure accurate readings. Otherwise, you will need to do several Do It Yourself tests before you are confident in the results. Another disadvantage is that you need to mail the detector into the lab and wait for the results.
If you are unsure about your ability to conduct an accurate test and want your results right away, leave it to the pros you can trust, National Radon Defense. All National Radon Defense dealers go through extensive training, certification, and continuing education with the EPA in order to provide the most up-to-date, accurate results to our customers. In short, we know radon and we can test radon levels quickly and accurately. Also, if you are selling or buying a home, using a licensed Radon Measurement Specialists to perform the test is typically required. The great news is that a professional test isI surprisingly affordable!
Don't take chances with your family's health. Contact your local NRD dealer today to schedule your radon inspection and test.
Are you at risk from radon? A Continuous Radon Monitor can accurately measure the concentration of radon gas in your home to determine if mitigation is necessary.
Step 1: Contact your local National Radon Defense dealer to schedule 2 quick meetings. The first meeting is to set the Continuous Radon Monitor; this typically takes only 5 minutes. The second meeting is to analyze the reading of the monitor and discuss the results (10-15 minutes).
Step 2: A National Radon Defense Radon Specialist will set the monitor in your home in the appropriate location. We will also explain the proper procedures for you to follow to ensure an accurate results (i.e. closed house conditions) and answer any questions you may have about radon.
Step 3: We go over the results. The Radon Measurement Specialist will return for the second meeting a minimum of 48 hours after setting the monitor. The specialist will either print the results using an attached thermal printer or sync to a laptop. You will know right then if your home is safe.
Since radon is a known carcinogen, any exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established recommended concentration levels that minimize exposure and health risks. The amount of radon in the air is measured in "picocuries of radon per liter of air," or "pCi/L." Sometimes test results are expressed in Working Levels, "WL," rather than picocuries per liter of air. A level of 0.02 WL is usually equal to about 4 pCi/L in a typical home.
The EPA recommends that homeowners fix their homes if the results of one long-term test or the average of two short-term tests show radon levels of 4 pCi/L (or 0.02 WL) or higher.
Don't worry if your radon test reveals a high concentration of radon gas in your interior air. No matter how high your radon levels are, you can be confident that an experienced radon mitigation specialist will be able to reduce radon levels effectively and affordably. In fact, most home radon reduction systems can be installed in less than 1 day.
National Radon Defense is the world's most trusted radon Measurement AND Mitigation network. Our highly trained and highly ethical Radon Mitigation Specialists will be able to conduct a Design Survey and Structural Analysis of your home to determine the best method to reduce your radon to the lowest possible level (allow about 1 hour for this process). If you have elevated radon levels, we will provide you a custom solution and a written proposal down to the penny.