DIY Long-Term Radon Kit
$50.00 + HST + Shipping
One Alpha Track Detector (Radon testing device)
One pre addressed envelope (requires return postage) to send your detector to Accustar (the lab) for analysis
Instructions in English and French
Info sheet to fill out
One resealable (Ziploc) bag
Short-Term Continuous Radon Monitor
$300.00 + HST Greater Moncton Area
Radalink 3 day Radon Test. Health Canada recommends a long-term (90 day) test for determining mitigation. The Radalink monitor is used following the EPA guidelines for radon testing for real estate transactions.
Radon In-Home Monitor
$250.00 + HST + Shipping
Not a certified Radon measurement device. Gives short term (7 day) and long term measurements as long as it is plugged in. Useful in monitoring radon levels pre- and post-mitigation.
Health Canada recommends that you test your home for a minimum of 90 days.
It is recommended to test the lowest room of the house that is lived in for more than 4 hours per day. Radon levels are typically highest in basements. You can decide to test any room that you would like however there are instructions for where to set up the detector. Away from exterior and interior walls, not on electronics, and away from heating vents or constant air flow. You can also hang it from the ceiling. It should be in at breathing height. (All in the instructions)
The detector comes in an air tight bag. Once you open the bag the test has started, you record the detector number (found on the device) and the start date on your form. Set a reminder for 90+ days in the future.
To end the test you simply put the device in the resealable (Ziplock) bag and put it and the form in the envelope, bring it to Canada post. I think shipping is about $8 and Accustar will email you back your results. It may take up to 4 weeks to receive your results.
Then you can call us and we can explain what the results mean to you.