Radon Testing

Northern Illinois has some of the highest levels of radon. Have Indoor Science test your Chicago area home, office or daycare center by calling us at (312) 920-9393.

What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring soil gas that causes lung cancer. Unfortunately, radon is colorless and odorless so the only way to know if you have high concentrations is to perform a test. Some areas in Illinois are known to have higher natural concentrations than others, but everyone is encouraged to test.

 

Can’t I just test it myself?

Sure! You can purchase a home test kit at most local hardware stores and do it yourself. If you hire Indoor Science to do your testing, we’ll test 4 locations and use more advanced technology only available to professionals. Our devices integrate the radon concentration throughout the entire analysis unlike those available at the hardware store. Furthermore, we also provide our expertise and advice if problems are discovered.

 

How long does it take?

The state mandates that radon tests be at least 48 hours. Indoor Science offers both short term and long term testing. Short term testing is for 2-90 days, with most tests lasting a week or less. Because radon levels can fluctuate throughout the year, you may want to consider a long term test lasting up to 1 year.

 

Your safest bet is to do both a short term and long term test. The short term radon test will identify any immediate risk. The long term radon test will help identify intermittent problems that may not be discovered during a short term test. Call us at (312) 920-9393 to discuss which testing duration is best for you.

 

What does it cost?

Give us a call at (312) 920-9393 and describe some basic details about your concerns.  After talking for a few minutes, we will be able to provide you with a customized quote over the phone.

To get a quick quote, give us a call at (312) 920-9393.