According to a radon professional, the safest level of radon gas is zero in any home. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is radioactive and the less of it you breathe, the lower your chances are of developing lung cancer. A properly done radon mitigation system will reduce radon gas to the equivalent of outdoor air which is usually very close to zero.
It is highly recommended to test your home for radon at least every two years and try to test during various seasons. Radon levels will fluctuate from time-to-time. It is necessary to retest for radon during the winter to find that your levels are above the EPA recommended action level. This is a common scenario in homes all over the country. Remember to test for radon gas in various seasons throughout the year because the weather will have an influence on the results. You will give an impression that you are ‘safe’ because you tested during a low period but your radon levels are actually quite high during other periods. And if you have a radon mitigation system in your home, do not assume that it is working properly based upon the one test that you did right after the system was installed. Retest any home with or without a radon mitigation system at least every two years.
Further, electronic radon monitors will help you see the fluctuations of radon levels over a period usually 48 hours. This method will help you get results faster because the report will usually be generated immediately at the conclusion of the sample period. After which you must schedule with a technician to give action on the results.
Contact Radon Systems LLC for your radon mitigation system needs.