Radon Monitoring (Domestic Homes)

Radon monitoring is available for both domestic homes and commercial premises. Monitoring detectors can be used for short or long-term use, either a 3 week grab sample or the recommended 3 months sample (90 days).

If monitoring of radon in your home has shown the presence of this harmful gas, we strongly recommend the installation of ourĀ radon mitigation equipment. The simplest way to monitor levels of this harmful radioactive gas is by strategically placing radon detector monitors. Radon detectors are safe and simple to use. They can sit on a shelf, and are a hollow plastic shell that contains a piece of plastic that records damage caused by the alpha particles emitted from radon gas. Once the testing period is complete, the radon detectors are sent for analysis at an independent laboratory. The results are then sent to you on a report informing you of the levels of radon gas in the premises.

Affordable and Effective Radon Detector Monitors

Radon gas detector monitors are perfectly harmless and do not emit any harmful substances. They are affordable and effective. They detect abnormal levels of radioactive radon gas in your home. In general, you should avoid using radon monitors in the kitchen, bathroom, or hallway as on average, these are the areas in your home where you send less time, statistically, you spend more time in bed and in the living room. The radon detector monitors must not be opened or tampered with under any circumstances. They can also be damaged when submersed in water or exposed to extreme temperatures.

When monitoring radon, it is important to understand that the radon levels fluctuate every hour, every day and from room to room. Monitoring is therefore ideally carried out over a period of three months (90 days) in order to allow for variations. The best rooms for radon monitoring equipment are the living room and the master bedroom. The two detectors are calculated together to give an average level for the home.

The independent laboratory uses the best radon monitoring system which takes into account the weather conditions. Variation in weather conditions from one day to the next can cause levels of the harmful gas to vary substantially. In order to ensure results that are reliable, more than one monitor should be used and a minimum time period of 90 days should be allocated.

In order to ensure accurate results when monitoring radon levels you should:

  • Ensure occupancy levels remain the same during the test period
  • Make sure the supplied paperwork is kept safe at all times and returned completed along with the detector monitors
  • Carry out testing when there is no building work going on around your property
  • Ensure detectors are put in place and remain in the same place for the minimum period of time stated.

For more information on radon monitoring, and for impartial advice on radon gas, contact us today. We have vast experience in the monitoring of radon gas having deployed thousands of detectors.