Retest for Radon? If your home tests low for radon, you can breathe easy (literally!) knowing you and your loved ones are not exposed to dangerous levels of radioactive gas. However, did you know that your home’s radon levels can change over time?
As your home ages, cracks may appear in the foundation that increases the amount of gas that enters your home. Additionally, if you make any structural changes to your home, more radon may enter and linger in the air. Last but certainly not least, the soil under your home is aging, too, and this means the radon released from uranium deposits in the ground can increase over time.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends testing your home for radon every two years, even if your home tested low on the previous test.
Additionally, whenever you perform a test, you should alternate testing seasons between summer and winter. Air pressure changes in the house can mean more radon is pulled in at different times throughout the year, so it’s a good idea to alternate winter and summer seasons to understand the full picture of your radon exposure. Lastly, if you do any major renovations to your home or if there is an earthquake in the area, it’s a good idea to retest before the two-year mark.
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