Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which can cause lung cancer. It can accumulate inside buildings, including your home. The risk varies depending on where you live, the local underlying rocks and regional geology. The only way to determine radon risk is to measure.
The test kit includes (in addition to the detectors):
- Clear measurement instructions which detail where the detectors should be located
- Login details so that you can specify start and stop times for your radon measurement on our website, where you are then also able to study the analysis results
- Analysis and measurement report from our accredited laboratory
- Measurement which complies with UK standards and is validated by Public Health England
- Telephone support if you require help
If you require a fast measurement, we recommend a short-term radon measurement kit using Rapidos® detectors designed to ascertain approximate radon levels in a short space of time.
Procedure for radon measurement
Radtrak²® detectors are normally supplied in pairs. However, be certain to order additional Radtrak²® detectors for any rooms where you spend a lot of time e.g. children’s bedrooms.
Position the Radtrak²® detectors as outlined in the simple instructions that accompany the package. At the same time, log in to www.radonova.co.uk and go to My Pages. Enter your details, start date and where you have located your detectors.
Please leave the Radtrak²® detectors in the same place for 3 months before you return the detectors to our laboratory. On the same day, log back into your account, go to My Pages and enter when you finished the measurement. We use the start and finish dates to accurately measure the radon level. Alternatively, request a paper report from us.
When we have received and analysed the exposed Rapidos® detectors, we compose an online report which is uploaded into your account which you can then print as a hard copy to support your buying or selling process. The report will be ready 1-2 weeks after the detectors have been received by the laboratory.
Do you have questions concerning radon measurement in your home?
You can always contact our hub in the UK by e-mail or phone.