How do I test my home?

Testing your home for radon is cheap, easy and effective. To figure out the amount of radon in your home, all you have to do is purchase a radon testing device through us. One of the most effective and simplest of tests is called an “alpha track” device, which, over a 90+ day period, will register the Bq/m3 of the indoor air of your home. It requires no electricity and is about the same size as a small hockey puck.

Place the device in the lowest level of your home that you or someone spends about 4+ 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. Areas of the home that no-one spends time in (crawl spaces, furnace room, etc.) are also not ideal. Radon testing should only occur between the beginning of October to the end of April, as testing in spring, summer and early fall gives inaccurate readings. After your 90+ days are complete, you just ship your device to a lab via Canada Post, and within 3-6 weeks you should receive your confidential reading by email.

Included in an Evict Radon test kit

For $51.99, you’ll receive everything needed to ensure your radon test result is as accurate as possible. This includes: 

  • Shipping to home address
  • Radtrak2 – long term radon test
  • Placement and registration Instructions
  • Fees for radon analysis and reporting
  • Report at the end of analysis 

IMPORTANT: In order to meet new Canada Post rules, return shipping labels are not included. Return shipping as “small packet” with Canada Post will cost approximately $10 without tracking.

Registering your device online 

It is extremely important that you register your device online when you are ready to start your test. You will need:

  • Commission Number – on the plastic the device is wrapped in
  • Password – on the plastic the device is wrapped in
  • Device Number – on the bottom of the alpha trak detector
Start:
  1. Click the ‘register my test’ button at the top of our website.
  2. Enter the commission number and password and click continue. Note: keep this information, you’ll need it again at the end of your test.  
  3. Update all of your personal information paying extra attention to enter the correct email, this is the email used to receive your results. 
  4. Enter the detector # and start date, floor and location. No need to enter the end date now, you’ll do that when you log back in at the end.
  5. Complete the home metric survey to the best of your ability. You may leave answers blank if you don’t know. 
  6. Click ‘save all’ in the top right hand corner 

You can log in at anytime using your commission number and password to update the information. 

Ending your test:
  1. Log back in using your commission number and password. 
  2. Enter your end date. 
  3. Ensure all of your information remains the same, especially your email.
  4. Click ‘save all’.

Complete! Take your device to the post office within 7 days of ending it. 

Question? Send us an email [email protected] 

Canada Post return shipping instructions 

The device is durable and can be placed as is, into the box it arrived in or in a padded or Tyvek envelope. Please take the box or envelope and these instructions to your local post office. Securely tape closed and mail to our testing lab:

RadoNova Inc. 900 Oakmont Lane, Suite 207 – Westmont, IL, 60559

USA Customs info:

  • Country of origin: USA
  • Reason: Return for analysis

Sending it as “small packet” will cost about $10 without tracking. The device is too large to be sent as “letter mail” and may be destroyed in the postal sorting machine. Make sure you send the device to the lab within 7 days of ending the test or the results may come back invalid. Please keep a record of the device number (number on the bottom of device) as well as your start and end dates until you recieve your results. The results will be emailed directly to you once analysis is complete. This may take between 4 – 6 weeks.

Deploying an Evict Radon test kit

Step 1

Order

Order an Evict Radon test through the Evict Radon website. Every radon test bought assists in cancer research.

Step 2

Register

Once you receive your device make sure you register it on our website: evictradon.org with the supplied commission number and password which you’ll find on the device packaging. 

Step 3

Place

Test the air you are breathing on the lowest level of your home. 

Step 4

Wait

Leave the radon test device in place for 90+ days allowing the device to measure radon levels over time for an accurate reading.

Step 5

Send

Log back into the registration website via the link on evictradon.org and enter the end date. Collect your radon test device and place it back in the box it came in. Seal the box. Bring the return shipping instructions and box to your local post office and pay to send the box to the lab. 

Step 6

Review

You will receive your results within a few weeks. Be sure to review them and ensure your home’s radon levels are safe.

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