Radon testing for radon protection
The amount of radon varies over time and from room to room in a home.
A range of practical and cost effective well proven solutions are used by Radon Protection UK to help reduce radon levels in existing buildings and to prevent radon ingress into new and existing buildings.
The test is carried out over three months to allow for variations in levels. The test is to determine your exposure, this is why we recommend testing the living area and bedroom as these are the rooms you and your family use the most. If you require a shorter term test, for example a house purchase – then a 7-10 day test kit can also be provided.
Detector packages are available from Radon Protection UK, ensuring ultimate accuracy.
The test lab analysis uses TASLIMAGE technology incorporating our unique auto-calibration algorithms. Radon Protection UK detectors are fully validated by UKHSA (UK Health Security Agency) for the provision of radon measurements.
We aim to post the result and an explanation to you within four weeks of you returning the detectors to us. The result will give the yearly average radon level in your home and will tell you whether it is above or below the Action Level.
Radon testing kits
Radon detectors are safe and simple to use: e.g. they can sit on a shelf. The hollow plastic shell contains a piece of clear plastic that records the damage caused by radon. The detectors do not emit anything and do not collect anything dangerous. However, they can be damaged by heat or submersion in water and should not be opened.
We supply packs of 3-month detectors and short-term detectors, which are useful if you are buying or selling a property.
For a typical sized house, a pack of two detectors will be required so that one detector can be placed in a ground floor living room and one in a first floor bedroom. To read more about our radon test kits or to place an order, visit our radonshop.
The amount of radon varies over time and from room to room in a home. The standard radon test is carried out over three months to allow for variations in levels. The test is to determine your exposure, this is why we recommend testing the living area and bedroom as these are the rooms you and your family use the most.
Short-term testing Radon levels in houses vary substantially from day to day as they are influenced by weather conditions. The Action Level refers to the annual average concentration in a home. For this reason, it is preferred that radon measurements are carried out with two detectors (in a living area and bedroom) and are conducted over a reasonable period of time, typically three months. This averages out short-term fluctuations. Tests that are carried out over shorter periods are only an indication / snap shot.
Testing for radon gas in Oakham
Radon protection for your home in Oakham starts with identifying whether your house is in a high risk area. You can do this by checking your postcode on the interactive radon map of the UK on the UK radon website and order a test from us accordingly.
Radon sump installation
Once you have received your testing kit, follow the instructions and send the test kit back to us for the results. We will notify you of the results in due course. If the readings come back over 200 becquerels per cubic metre, we will advise you on recommended courses of action to mitigate the radon in your property. We will provide you with options and quotes for solutions like active radon sumps to reduce indoor radon or a PIV (positive input ventilation) which is a small fan that blows fresh air into your property to reduce radon.
SOME EXAMPLES OF CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“Sarah was most helpful. We are purchasing a house in Northamptonshire and its come up a high risk area for Radon. Sarah advised me we really well on what to do and sent me an email with all the information I needed for both us and the vendor and even some information for our solicitor. Great service. Thank you”
”Outstanding customer service – with explanations throughout whole procedure.
Installation clean, neat, tidy and efficient.
Old time manners of respect from an up-to-date modern firm.
Would truly recommend”.
"Very helpful and knowledgeable
Very, Very pleased. Radon Protection Uk came and surveyed our house and advised what options were available to us. Pleased to say radon levels are acceptable now. They are always happy to answer any queries. Would thoroughly recommend."