Radon Test Kits – How They Work in Your Iowa Home

Radon Test Kits for Your Iowa Home

Here at Ameriserv Mitigation, we offer both long term and short term radon testing for your Iowa home. However, if you are not willing to spend the money on professional testing unless it is completely necessary, we do have another option – DIY radon testing kits. These kits are available for purchase from Ameriserv for fifteen dollars. Though they are a good starting point, DIY radon test kits are not completely accurate, and if a high level of radon is detected with the test kit, it is advised that a professional take a look at your home.

Radon testing kits are normally a much more affordable and relatively simple option when compared with professional short term or long term radon testing. To use a radon testing kits, there are a couple of essential steps:

  1. First, ensure that all the windows in your home are shut, and that all the doors are closed. This will help to produce the most accurate results possible.
  2. Next, place the detector in an area where it will not be disturbed for the duration of the test, which usually takes from 48-96 hours.
  3. Make sure that you follow the directions that come with the kit to get an accurate reading.
  4. You will most likely have to send the detector to a lab to find out the results of your do-it-yourself in home radon test.

Once the results are in, you can determine whether or not you need to take any further action. Normally, a radon level above 4 pCi/L is considered to be unsafe. If the radon kit detects a level close to or over 4 pCi/L in your home, you may want to contact a professional to do further testing and determine whether or not you should install a radon mitigation system in your Iowa home.

Benefits of Radon Kits in Iowa

Radon Test Kits in Your Iowa Home from AmeriservThere are a couple of benefits to using radon kits such as the kind from Ameriserv to shcek the radon levels in your home. First, DIY radon kits are much cheaper than professional tests, meaning that you can get an idea of radon levels in your home without spending more money than you need to. Another benefit is that DIY kits generally take a lot less time than even short term professional tests. This means less hassle for you and your family. Using a DIY radon kit in your Iowa home is a great way to help you make sure that radon does not cause you any problems.

Although DIY radon kits are a good way to start learning about the radon risks in your home, they are not as conclusive as professional tests. That is why it is important to follow up your DIY test with a professional test and mitigation services if high levels of radon are observed. Radon test kits from Ameriserv should only be used for personal tests, not for real estate transactions – If you are selling your home, have a professional radon test done. Contact us today for more information.