Radon can be scary. Testing for it isn’t.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. This natural radioactive gas can seep into your home through tiny openings like foundation cracks. Most homes have some level of radon, it’s just a question of how much. Spooky.
How to test your home’s radon level
Radon is invisible, so you can’t see, smell or taste it. Fortunately, testing is simple and inexpensive, and November is the perfect time to get your 90-day test started:
- Order a radon test kit. Follow the easy set-up instructions, and enjoy the rest of your autumn!
- After 90 days, send your kit to a lab for free processing. The lab will provide a report on the radon level in your home.
- If your radon level is above Health Canada’s guideline of 200 Bq/m³, you should take action. Consult a certified radon professional to explore your options for mitigation solutions, like specialized exhaust fan systems.