NOTICE: Radon testing during Spring & Summer (April to August)  

You are interested in obtaining a radon test kit during Spring or Summer period (April to August). The latest Canadian radon research shows that there is no statistically significant difference between long term 90+ day test outcomes performed at different times of year (seasons). However, health authorities still recommend performing most of this test during colder months. We want you to be aware you have three options:

  1. Perform a 180+ (6 month) test, starting now
  2. Wait until mid-September, and perform a 90+ day (3 month) test
  3. Deploy your test for an entire year

The device is only active once you have opened the plastic bag surrounding it. The most important thing is to accurately record the start and end date of the test, via the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Where to place your device

Deciding where to place your device can sometimes be a difficult decision. The best thing is to not over think it. You simply want to test the air you and your loved ones are regularly breathing within the home. 

As a general rule, place the device in the lowest level of your home that you or someone else spends about 4 or more hours a day. This could be your basement, or perhaps the main floor. Do not place the radon test in kitchens, bathrooms, near open windows or other areas with fans or strong air flow. Bedside tables are a great place because we spend so much time breathing the air in our bedroom. Areas of the home that no-one spends time in (crawl spaces, furnace room, etc.) are also not ideal.

Do not place them on the floor, or near the ceiling. 

In Canada, we have documented a 13% decrease in radon we you move up from the basement to main floor, but then no further decrease beyond that. This makes sense as the level of your property in direct contact with the ground will have the highest amount of radon. But if you never use your basement, don’t test there. 

Have a unique situation? Need some additional advice? We’re here to help. Email us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to answer your questions. 

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