How is a home tested for Radon?
Radon is measured in picocuries. By EPA and Surgeon General standards, if Radon levels in your home measure above four picocuries per liter (4 pCi/L), a Radon mitigation system should be installed. Radon Crew offers several testing processes, differing in duration, expense and level of analysis. We will help you in deciding which testing process to select.
Open Face Charcoal Canister- 48-96 hours of exposure time. Gamma radiation from the elements adsorbed onto the charcoal causes a light signal, which is counted using a rate meter in an independent lab.
Alpha Track Radon Test- After an exposure time of 91-365 days, the strip is sealed and mailed to a laboratory for analysis.