Radon Test Kits FAQ

First Alert Radon Testing Kit


Where should the radon gas test be conducted?

According to the EPA, initial short term testing should be conducted in the lowest lived-in area of your home. Follow-up testing should be conducted in the same location as the initial short-term measurement.




What risks do I face if radon is in my home?

The risk of long-term exposure to radon is lung cancer. The EPA has estimated that there are between 5,000 and 30,000 radon-related lung cancer deaths each year, and that radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Since there are no "symptoms" of lung cancer in the early stages, and there may be a "lag time" of between 10 and 40 years between initial exposure to radon and onset of the disease, there are no clues as to whether or not the "daughters" are destroying cells in your lungs at this very moment. Because radon is invisible, odorless and tasteless, the only way to evaluate whether or not you face the risk of radon exposure is to test your home for radon.




Where shouldn't I use the Radon Gas Test Kit?

Do not use the Radon Gas Test Kit near heat or air conditioning registers, fans, or other places where it will be subjected to constant moving air. Keep it out of direct sunlight, away from heated sources, places of high humidity and out of the reach of children.

Radon gas can be found in:

  • Cinder-block, brick or rock wall
  • Exposed soil in the basement or foundation
  • Cracks in the basement wall or foundation
  • An open sump pump hole or floor drain
  • Spaces between walls and floors
  • Exposed pipes or loose pipe fittings


Radon Test Kit Features:

  • Includes all test materials
  • No additional fees required
  • Safe and easy to use
  • Set kit out for 24 hours and mail in for results
  • EPA listed, listed under EPA Radon Gas Measurement Proficiency Program

You can fix a radon problem. Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.