for radon is a reliable way to gauge the radon risk
in your home, certain guidelines must be followed to
ensure the accuracy of your results. The following is
a list of general Do's and Don't when testing for radon.
Your radon kit should contain any additional instructions
required to use the kit.
- Follow the instructions that come
with your Radon test kit.
- For short-term tests, close your
windows and outside doors at least 12 hours before
you begin your test. Keep them closed as much as possible
during the test. Do not operate fans or other devices
which bring air in from outside.
- For long-term tests, use the rooms,
windows and doors as you normally would, without disturbing
the test kit.
- Operate the home's heating and
cooling systems normally during the test. For short-term
tests, operate only air-conditioning units that recirculate
- Place your test kit in a frequently
used room like a bedroom or den on the lowest living
area in your home.
- Place the testing device at least
20 inches from the floor where it will not be disturbed.
- Leave the test kit in place for
the full length of time that the package instructs.
- Completely fill in the information
form on the back of your text kit.
- Send your test kit to the lab
specified on the package immediately after the test
period is complete.
- Conduct your test during periods
of severe storms or high winds.
- Place your test kit in a bathroom
- Disturb the test kit once it has
- Place near heat, humidity or exterior