Radon, a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. As the naturally occurring element uranium decays into a gas, it transforms into radon and can then enter homes or buildings through the ground. Prolonged inhalation of radon releases bursts of radiation that cause significant damage to the lungs.
The best way to accurately detect radon levels is through professional and thorough testing. Our highly trained and certified Radon Inspection Specialists at Proper Environmental perform Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) tests throughout the greater St. Louis area. The CRM technology we utilize is the industry’s best and can provide reliable results in as little as 48 hours. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today.
Our hassle-free radon Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) testing process includes three steps:
If the CRM detects high radon levels in your home or business (4.0 pCi/L or higher), we recommend installing a mitigation system. If you decide to move forward, we’ll create and implement a customized radon mitigation system to lower the levels swiftly. We offer financing options for those who want to protect their families and businesses as soon as possible.
We additionally provide HUD multi-family radon testing and mitigation processes for apartment complexes. The HUD policy also requires professional testing and mitigation systems for every building. Our goal is to ensure safe indoor air quality in all homes.
At Proper Environmental, we also offer do-it-yourself charcoal radon test kits to perform at home or work. Each kit contains one sampler to place in a central room on the lowest level of your home or commercial building. Expose the sampler for at least 48 hours (2 days) and no more than 168 hours (7 days).
When testing yourself, you must follow the instructions for appropriate Closed House Conditions:
After the testing, submit your sampler to the lab address on your instruction sheet. Standard reporting lasts 3-5 business days, and results arrive via email or fax. Those who don’t provide an email address or fax number must wait six weeks for mailed results. It’s also important to note that lab-generated reports aren’t as detailed as professional results.
At-home kits produce unreliable and inconsistent results, while professional testing provides trusted and accurate data. Certified technicians such as our Proper Environmental specialists complete rigorous training, proctored exams, and licensing before they can test for radon. Additionally, our tools and equipment provide relevant details about your radon levels throughout the testing period, whereas at-home kits only produce an average.
Furthermore, you’ll know the results as soon as the test finishes. There’s no need to wait for a lab to provide inconsistent data. Our St. Louis radon testing services include advice and recommendations on the next steps, whether you may need mitigation or another solution.