Radon Testing

One in four homes in Massachusetts has the potential to exceed the EPA’s recommended radon level of 4.0 picocuries per liter of air. The Department of Public Health and The Department of Environmental Protection urge all Massachusetts residents to have their homes tested for radon, not just when they’re buying or selling a property. A Radon Test is this only way to determine the Radon concentrations present in one’s home.

Traditionally, radon testing required a laboratory analysis to determine the concentrations in a building. In addition, the samples were time-sensitive and required someone to physically mail the sample and wait 5-7 additional days for the result. Human error often resulted in less accurate or even invalid results. Having the right testing equipment is critical to determining the amount of radon present in
your home.

At Radon 2Day we utilize Continuous Radon Monitoring, the most advanced on-site testing equipment available. Radon2Day’s Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) actively analyzes the concentration of Radon and produces accurate results in as little as 48 hours.

  • Accurate hourly account of radon levels found within your home
  • Built in backup battery power source in case of loss of power
  • Tampering indicator to alert us if someone attempts to alter or move CRM

The CRM is placed in the lowest level of your home and will analyze the surrounding air,

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indicating the amount of radon present. The basement is typically where the highest concentrations of radon are found.

The CRM will monitor and record the radon levels every hour throughout the duration of the test (usually 48 hours or longer). Your Radon 2day technician will come back at the conclusion of the testing period and retrieve and analyze the data from the unit.

When a home or dwelling is found to have an average radon concentration of 4.0 pCIi/L or higher, the EPA and other health agencies recommend reducing Radon concentrations through Radon Mitigation. In the United States someone dies from radon induced cancer every 25 minutes. That amounts to 20,000 deaths annually.