Correct Placement For Home Radon Testing

Utah Radon Services
February 8, 2017
< 2 min read
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Congratulations on testing your home for Radon gas. Radon gas is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can only be detected by testing. At Utah Radon Services, we use professional grade testing equipment that is easy for you to set yourself.  To get accurate home radon testing results, follow these EPA protocol guidelines when determining where to set your radon test.

EPA Protocol Guidelines For Home Radon Testing Placement

  1. Lowest Livable Level Of The Home: When deciding where to place the radon test kit, the EPA protocol is to set it in the lowest livable level (not a crawl space) of the home since radon enters through the foundation of the home.
  2. Elevated Off The Ground: For the best results, place the test between 20-32 inches off of the ground (generally chair height).
  3. Avoid Drafts: Keep the test away from drafty areas, including air conditioning vents, fans, doors or ventilating vents.
  4. Avoid Tampering: Place the test where it will not be covered or touched.
  5. Keep Away From Direct Sunlight
  6. Avoid Humidity: Don't set the test near sources of humidity such as showers and sinks.
  7. Do Not Set The Test In The Furnace Room

Follow the above guidelines to get accurate home radon testing results when doing a home radon test. Once testing is complete, send the tests back to Utah Radon Services to be read for certified results.

Any homeowner in Utah can request a free home radon test. If you are in the process of buying or selling your home (within 50 miles of Draper), a certified technician will come and set the test for you at no additional cost.

If you have not requested your home radon test, simply fill out the form on the right or call us at 801-871-0715.

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