These steps are recommended by the EPA to reduce radon in your home.
Take a short-term test. If your result is 4 pCi/L or higher, take a follow-up test (step 2) to be sure.
Follow up with either a long-term test or a second short-term test. A long-term test will give you a better understanding of your year-round average radon level. If you need results quickly, take another short-term test.
If you followed up with a long-term test – fix your home if results above 4pCi/L or more. Consider fixing your home if the average of your first and second test is 4 pCi/L or higher.
Radon Testing Services:
Healthy Homes conducts all in home testing in accordance to the guidelines of NEHA. Healthy Homes maintains an inventory of Continuous Radon Monitors (CRM) for prompt service and large testing demands. Click here to schedule a test or request contact.
Real Estate Radon Testing: $150.00
A 48 Hour Radon Test utilizing a Continuous Radon Monitor for Real Estate Transactions, placed in the residence by a Healthy Homes certified technician with results available on site. (Minnesota & border communities)
Healthy Homes Quality Assurance: We conduct an independent laboratory test, during Continuous Radon Monitor Testing to verify accuracy and validate customer test results!
Professional In-Home Radon Testing $150.00
A 72 Hour Radon Test utilizing a Continuous Radon Monitor placed in your home by a Healthy Homes certified technician with test results available at the completion of the testing period and a hard copy report for the home-owners records!
- (Minnesota & border communities)
- Healthy Homes, Quick 24 Response
- HH Quick 24 Response= Radon Testing Activated within 24 Hours upon request!
Short Term Tests: $12.95
Short Term Tests offer a quick and inexpensive way to “screen” for radon in your home. These tests do not measure the annual average of radon levels. They are typically left in place for 2 to 7 days. Test less than 48 hours are not valid. Special measures must be taken during a short term test. These conditions,” called “closed-house conditions”, include:
- All Doors & Windows must be closed:
- Air exchange systems must be turned off (except furnace)
- If the test is less than 4 days in length, the house must be under closed-house conditions for 12 hours immediately prior to testing
Long Terms Tests: $25.99
Long Term Tests should be left in place for a minimum of 90 days. Compared to short-term tests, long term tests provide results that more accurately reflect the average amount of radon in your home during the year. The best way to estimate a year-round average is to test for a full year. If a year long test can not be done, the test period should include both heating and cooling seasons.
For more information on the steps to take when testing your home for radon, download A Citizens Guide to Radon from the EPA.
A mititgation system will fix the radon problem in your home. Healthy Homes offers free in-home consultation & estimates. Healthy Homes will come to your residence, answer any questions, inspect your home & explain the options available for mitigation system installations and costs. Healthy Homes will prepare a written quote for the customer to review and consider. Here is what to expect:
Average System Cost / Guaranteed Results
- Mitigation System Installation $1000-$1500
- Guarantee Results 2.0 pCi/l or below
Payment due after follow-up tests (AIRCHECK) verify levels below 2.0 pCi/l
Quick Response: 48 hours
Mitigation system installed within 48 hours of customer request!
5-Year Warranty – Fan
Life-time warranty on workmanship/materials.
Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC)
Sub-slab depressurization with two suction points (typically only one is needed to reduce radon levels):
Examples Of Mitigation Systems
Illustration 1 – Drain-tile depressurization with system routed to outside (only if there is no interior option)