Our answer is always, “Now!” You can test your home for radon at any time of the year. The sooner you have your results, the sooner you can remedy your radon levels if they are dangerously high. That said, right now is an optimal time to test your home. Here’s five reasons why you should order your Evict Radon test kit right now.
Six-month radon tests can be deployed any time of the year. If you test between September and May, however, you only need to test for three months – which means you’ll get your results sooner. (Keep in mind that the longer you test, the more accurate your results.)
We’re Spending More Time at Home
With work-from-home orders in place and increased restrictions, many of us are spending more time at home these days. Some of us are also working out from home. The higher your respiration rate, the greater your risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer. That’s why kids are at greater risk from the dangers of radon gas: they respire more quickly than adults.
It’s Getting Colder Outside
The days are getting colder, which means we typically try to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. But increasing air flow by opening windows can decrease radon levels, and using a fireplace may actually increase the concentration of radon in your home.
’Tis the Season
One of the best parts about autumn and winter is all the wonderful holidays and opportunities to gather such as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s – and even playoffs and the Grey Cup! There are few things that can warm a home more than filling it with family and friends – and sometimes our guests need a place to stay. Often times, spare bedrooms are in the basement – and radon levels are typically higher the lower you go in a building.
Every Month Matters
No amount of radon exposure is safe. While radon is all around us, the concentration of radon gas outdoors is relatively negligible. It can, however, accumulate to dangerous levels indoors. While it takes years of high exposure to cause radon-induced lung cancer, every month matters. The good news? Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive and you can reduce your risk by mitigating if your home has high levels of radon gas.
If you have questions about radon testing, we have answers. Contact us today or order your Evict Radon test kit by clicking on the yellow “Purchase my test” button at the top of our homepage.