The only way to know the radon levels in your home is to test.
Home Radon Test Kits are,
- Simple to use.
- The most reliable and accurate available
- Approved for use in Ireland by EPA
- Will be posted to you next day.
- Price includes analyses and VAT.
Radon: A Radioactive Gas
before discussing the need for radon testing it is important to know what radon is. Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas which is created naturally by the breakdown of uranium and radium. Radon gas is continuously released from rocks and soil containing these two elements. Uranium and radium may be found in almost all soil and rock, but are most often associated with those containing limestone, granite, shale, and phosphate.
Once formed, radon itself decays into other radioactive elements, known as “radon daughters” or “progeny”. The rate at which a radioactive element decays is expressed as its half-life. (A half-life is the time it takes for half of a radioactive element in a sample to decay into another element.) Radon has a half-life of about three days; its daughter particles all have half-lives of less than half an hour.
In-doors radon can build up to unacceptably high levels.
Radon can enter into the house through cracks in the floor, walls, openings for pipes etc.
It is recommended that long term testing be carried out
Changes in day-to-day climate, ventilation, building usage can have significant effects on the concentrations of radon in a building.
Test have proven that radon levels can vary from one house to the next in the same area,
Testing individual houses is essential to know if your house is safe. We recommend that all houses be tested for radon gas to ensure that every house is safe.
Made house alterations?
If you have had your home insulated, changed windows or doors, added an extension, or disturbed the earth under the house, the radon levels can change.