How to Test

Conducting the short-term test will take at least 3 days but no longer than 7 days. Follow the instructions for placing the test in the lowest lived-in area of your home. Radon is heavier than air, which is why testing should be done in the lowest lived-in area of the home. Complete the form on the outside of the kit with the date and time you started the test, as well as your name, address and email, if you request the lab results be sent to you via email. There are other questions and instructions, such as circling the average temperature of the room. Place the test away from drafts or open windows and just forget about it for a few days. It’s important that you do not forget about it too long, though. Radon breaks down and, after 7 days, the test results will be inconclusive. So be certain to mail the kit back before then.

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