Radon Monitoring

Radon monitoring is available for both domestic and commercial premises. Monitoring detectors can be 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 or business premises 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 independant 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 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 extreme temperatures.

When monitoring radon, it is important to understand that the amount of radon varies over time and from room to room. Monitoring is therefore ideally 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 the main bedroom, or boardrooms and open plan offices. Packs are available for domestic measuring as well as for workplace radon monitoring.

The Independent Laboratory uses the best radon monitoring system which 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 an independant laboratory for analysis.

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 vast experience in the monitoring of radon gas.