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Understanding Your Radon Test Results

Understanding Your Radon Test Results

Radon Test reports can often be confusing. Reports from various companies all look different and many give you an overwhelming amount if information. So let's see if we can make reading & understanding your report a little easier:

Radon in the air is ubiquitous (existing or being everywhere at the same time). Radon is found in outdoor air and in the indoor air of buildings of all kinds. The EPA recommends homes be remediated (fixed) if the average radon level is 4 pCi/L (picocurries per liter) or higher.

The number you are looking for on any short-term radon test (any 2-7 day test) is the average pCi/l number. Any number under 4.0, is below the EPA's recommeded remediation level of 4.0 pCi/l. If that number is 4.0 or higher, then the EPA recommends remediation. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that even if the average level is between 2.7 and 4.0 pCi/l, you should consider remediation.

You can learn more from going to the EPAs website, where you'll find great information and informational links on the subject.

Below is an example of a report like we use here at Blue Mountain Home Inspections (PDF version):


Sample 1

sample radon report

 



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