Radon monitoring is available in the UK for both domestic and commercial premises. Monitoring solutions can be for short or long-term use. If monitoring of radon in your home or business premises has shown the presence of this harmful gas, we strongly recommend the installation of radon mitigation equipment. The simplest way to monitor levels of this harmful radioactive gas is by strategically placing a couple of radon detectors. 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 radon gas.
Affordable and Effective Radon Monitoring Devices
Radon gas monitoring devices are perfectly harmless and do not emit any harmful substances. They are affordable and effective. They detect abnormal levels of radioactive gases in your home or commercial buildings. In general, you should avoid using radon monitors in the kitchen, bathroom, or hallway. Monitors for radon detection should not be opened under any circumstances. They can also be damaged when submersed in water or exposed to extremes of temperature.
When monitoring radon, it is important to understand that the amount of radon varies over time and from room to room. Monitoring is therefore carried out over a period of three months in order to allow for variations. The best rooms for radon monitoring equipment are the living room and bedrooms, or boardrooms and open plan offices. Packs are available for domestic measuring as well as for workplace radon monitoring.
The best radon monitoring system will take 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 three months should be allocated. After the three month test period the detectors are then sent to a laboratory for testing.
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 home or office is not left unoccupied
- 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 ( usually three months)
For more information on radon monitoring, and for impartial advice on radon gas removal, contact us today. We have decades of experience in the monitoring of harmful gases, and are leaders in radon removal in the UK.