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How often to test your home for radon in Idaho

Idaho Radon Services
December 5, 2023
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Many people think that if your home tests low for radon, it will always have a low radon level. Unfortunately, that’s not always true because radon levels can fluctuate over time.

Two in five Idaho homes tested for radon have high levels, and many people don’t know their levels have reached dangerous levels because radon can’t be detected with our senses alone. Over 21,000 people die each year from radon-induced lung cancer, and at Idaho Radon Services, we want to make sure you stay healthy.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Surgeon General guidance

From seasonality to structure changes in a home, many factors can impact why a radon level may rise or fall. Because of this, the EPA and former U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona recommend that homes be tested for radon every two years.

What do I do if my radon test results are high?

If your home tests high for radon, you should install a radon mitigation system. Depending on how high your home tests, a system may be more or less urgent. Once radon reaches 2.0 pCi/L, many leading health organizations recommend considering mitigation, and our team strongly recommends mitigation for anyone whose home tests at 2.7 pCi/L or higher. No matter what threshold you feel most comfortable with, your goal should always be to reduce radon levels as low as possible.

To keep Idahoans safe, we offer one free radon test to every household within 120 miles of Boise. Click here to request yours today! 

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