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How Do I Prepare For A Radon Test?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Nov 23, 2023 2:15:00 PM

Key Takeaways:

  • Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas. It's the second leading cause of lung cancer.
  • To prepare your home for a radon test, keep windows and doors shut. Avoid using ceiling fans.
  • If you have elevated levels of radon in your home, a radon mitigation system will be installed.


The only way to find out if your home has high radon levels, a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer over time, is to get a radon test.

But what should you do to prepare your home for a radon test?

We'll take a look in the article below.

Topics: Radon Testing Questions
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What Affects a Radon Test? | Radon Testing Effectiveness

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Mar 19, 2019 10:34:33 AM

Conditions that Affect a Radon Test 

Radon is a radioactive gas that is found in the soil and air that we breathe in. It comes from the break down of uranium in rocks and soil, and although it is a naturally occurring gas, exposure to large amounts of radon can lead to lung cancer. 

Radon gas finds its way from the soil into our homes, potentially making our living space a dangerous place to  live. Once radon is inside a home it become trapped and from there it can build into dangerous levels. 

Since radon has no odor, taste, or smell it is impossible to detect whether or not it is even in your home, let alone if it's at a dangerous level or not.

Having a radon test performed inside your home is the only way to know for sure what you're dealing with, and unfortunately, there are several conditions that can affect a radon test and lead to inaccurate readings. 

Topics: Radon Testing Questions
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Are There State Laws That Require Radon Testing and Mitigation?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Jun 8, 2018 11:50:34 AM

Does the State Require Radon Testing or Mitigation? 

You would think since Radon Gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States that there would be some type of legislation surrounding the issue. Radon causes more than 21,000 deaths per year, which is more than drunk driving!

Unfortunately, there are no state-mandated laws regarding the testing and mitigation of radon from homes or public buildings. 

Although there are no state-mandated laws regarding radon gas, there are Radon Disclosure Laws. 

Today, we are going to dig into the Disclosure Laws, Certification Law and what they mean.

Let's dig in !

Topics: Radon Testing Questions
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Why did Dr. Oz Talk about Radon?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Jul 3, 2017 12:02:19 PM

Why you Should Test your Home for Radon  

Why did Dr. Oz talk about Radon gas on his show? The answer is simple, Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and many people do not know what radon is, where it comes from, or how it affects them. 

Topics: Radon Testing Questions
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Are Radon Testing Monitors More Accurate than a Test Kit?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Jan 17, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Radon Monitor Vs. Passive Test Kit 

If you have made the choice to have your home tested for Radon Gas, you may have been presented with two options for testing.

When deciding between using a radon continuous monitoring system or a passive charcoal radon test kit, there are a few things you should consider before moving forward. 

Have more questions about everything that a radon test entails? Read our blog article, A Guide to Radon Testing: a Customer Story.

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