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RADON TESTING IS THE ONLY WAY TO ESTABLISH THE LEVELS OF RADON WITHIN YOUR HOME:

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Testing is easily carried out and is inexpensive. It is the only way to be sure you are not being exposed to high levels of radon gas. Our Public Heath England approved Laboratory will supply track each Radon Detectors direct to your home. Our detectors come complete with simple, easy to read instructions on where to place the monitors. The cost for the testing kits include full analysis in our laboratory and a full report will be supplied. If your home has high radon levels, we can fix it. The only way to know if your home is affected by radon is to carry out a radon test using a special detector. Radon Protection UK can supply inexpensive radon level detectors for home use that are analysed at an independent laboratory. This level of radon testing is vitally important to the health and well being of all individuals who occupy the property as it can highlight potentially dangerous levels of this harmful gas enabling further action to then be taken to reduce the risks.

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How can you protect against radon?

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.

Their test lab analysis uses TASLIMAGE technology incorporating our unique auto-calibration algorithms. Radon Protection UK detectors are fully validated by Public Health England (PHE, former Health Protection Agency) for the provision of radon measurements.

The result

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. The results will be less reliable: If there is a change of occupier during the test period If the home is unoccupied for more than a few weeks in the three months If there are on-going building works If the detectors are not put in place within a week of arriving If the test period is shorter than 3 months If the result is near to or above the radon Action Level, we will provide information on radon remedies.

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RADON DETECTORS

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.

Visit our Radon Shop to order test kits online

 

We supply packs of 3-month detectors and short-term detectors, which are useful if you are buying or selling a property.

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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.

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MEASURING RADON

The test:

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.

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RADON TEST RESULTS

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. The results will be less reliable:

 

  • If there is a change of occupier during the test period

  • If the home is unoccupied for more than a few weeks in the three months

  • If there are on-going building works

  • If the detectors are not put in place within a week of arriving

  • If the test period is shorter than 3 months

  • If the result is near to or above the radon Action Level, we will provide information on radon remedies.