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Radon Testing

Radon Testing & Why It’s Important

Have you ever been advised to test for radon but found yourself unsure about what the process involves?

Perhaps you’re in the process of selling your home, and the potential buyer has inquired about radon levels. Or, the home you’ve owned for quite some time is due for a radon test.

In either of these situations, it’s essential to understand the significance of radon testing.

Modern Sheet Metal is skilled in testing for radon. Let our technicians address your questions and shed light on the importance of radon testing!

Read more to find out everything you need to know:

Understanding Radon Testing & Its Significance

To start, what is radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that poses a significant health risk. In fact, it is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers in the United States. While low levels of radon exposure may not be immediately lethal, any amount of radon can potentially be harmful.

However, the danger escalates at certain thresholds, making it crucial to determine the radon levels in your home through testing.

Given that radon is invisible and odorless, specialized tools are required for accurate testing. This surge of awareness underscores the importance of evaluating radon levels in your home.

Why Choose Professional Radon Testing?

When it comes to radon testing, relying on professionals is the most dependable approach. Experienced experts employ a radon test, which is considered the most precise short-term testing method and typically delivers highly accurate results within 48 hours.

Here are three advantages of opting for professional testing:

1. Less Hassle

Performing your own radon test can be cumbersome, involving careful reading of instructions and coordination with household members to prevent interference with the testing process.

Professional testing eliminates this hassle.

2. Quick & Accurate Results

Radon professionals excel in their testing procedures, streamlining the process into three straightforward steps. First, they set up the monitor, followed by answering questions and explaining proper procedures.

After a minimum 48-hour monitoring period, they return with results and provide a comprehensive overview.

3. Licensed Expertise

If you intend to sell your home, it’s typically required to enlist a licensed Radon Measurement Specialist for the testing.

When Should I Have a Radon Test Performed?

Radon levels can fluctuate, necessitating several days for accurate readings. However, certain periods tend to have higher radon levels. Winter is notably the prime time for radon testing, as levels rise due to various factors.

In addition, January is also designated as National Radon Testing Month, often featuring discounts for testing services.

Nonetheless, testing can be conducted at any time, and some experts recommend spring as an excellent alternative. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) incorporates testing into National Healthy Homes Month in June.

What Happens If I Get a High Radon Reading?

If you receive a high radon reading, there’s no need to panic.

Radon poses a long-term health risk rather than an immediate one. Being aware of the issue may be the first step, however, it’s a good step in the right direction, since it allows you to take the right measures to address it.

Radon mitigation systems can effectively reduce radon levels in your home to a safe and healthy range.

At Modern Sheet Metal, we are dedicated to assisting you with your testing and mitigation needs. If you’re ready to take action, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local radon specialists today.

Your health and the safety of your home are worth the investment in radon testing and mitigation.

Contact Modern HVAC for Radon Testing

If you have any concerns about radon in your home or in your business, please contact the radon experts at Modern HVAC. We are skilled in professional air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and radon testing alike. Please take a look at our main radon testing page for more info.

To get started with your appointment, please contact us at (920) 733-4713 and info@modernhvac.com.

Modern Sheet Metal provides furnace and air conditioner service, repair, replacement and installation throughout Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Darboy, Kimberly, Kaukauna and Greenville. Please call us at 920-733-4713 to discuss your residential or commercial heating & cooling needs!