DIY Radon Testing Information
Home kits can be found in Home Depot or other hardware stores or through a number of online retailers. Wherever you acquire the kit you want make sure that it is EPA approved. Most kits will need to be exposed to the air in your home for at least 48 hours and then will be mailed off to a testing facility to get the results. If your results show levels of 2 pCi/L or higher, I’d suggest contacting pro for further testing. Additionally, there are claims that home tests aren’t as accurate as a professional testing, with often times wildly inaccurate results. Call the number at the top of the page and you’ll be connected with our preferred radon testing company in Des Moines.
If you would to start with a do-it-yourself radon test before contacting a professional, watch the video below for step-by-step coaching. Keep these tips in mind:
- It is best to get 2 kits and put in different parts of your home/room
- Place the kits in the lowest level of the structure, either the basement or ground floor
- Do not put the kits near fans or cooking areas
- Do not disturb the kits while the are sampling the air