|The Iowa Radon Survey has indicated that Iowa has the largest percentage (or 71.6%) of homes above the US Environmental Protection Agency action level of 4pCi/L. It is also designated by the US EPA as an entirely zone 1 state, which means that at least 50% of the homes are above US EPA’s recommended action level.|
Why is radon testing important in Iowa?
Iowa has been proven to have extremely high levels of radon in many of its schools, businesses, churches, and homes. As a registrant in the EPA’s red zone for its high levels of radon, Iowa is known for having the highest levels of radon in the country. Radon levels are meant to be below a 4.0, and this is the average exposure level for many homes and businesses in the state.
What are the types of radon testing?
The only way to be sure of the radon level in your home is through radon testing. There are varying methods and levels of effectiveness for each type of radon testing. If you have any questions, you can always contact AmeriServ and we will be glad to help you through the radon testing process.
Short-Term Radon Testing
Short-term radon testing is the quickest way to determine the radon levels in your home. This type of testing can be completed within just a few days using any of the methods below:
- Electret ion chamber
- Charcoal canisters
- Continuous monitors
- Liquid scintillation detectors
Long-Term Radon Testing
For a better understanding of your home’s radon levels across a time span of several months, you may consider long-term radon testing, which lasts 90+ days. Using electret ion detectors or ion track detectors, AmeriServ can provide you with more comprehensive results. Some of the key benefits of long-term radon testing include the following:
- Provides a better yearly average for radon levels
- Prevents false negatives or positives from radon peaks and valleys
- Delivers more complete results
AmeriServ Radon Testing in Iowa
The experts at AmeriServ Radon Mitigation of Iowa have over 50 years of experience in the industry, so you can be sure you will receive the highest-quality radon testing for your home. We are also licensed and insured, so depend on the team at AmeriServ and put your mind at ease. After testing, if the levels of radon in your home are above the EPA’s suggestion of 4.0, AmeriServ will counsel you on ways to reduce them. Contact us today to schedule your radon testing and let us help protect your family!