The Cost of Radon Testing in Calgary
Radon testing can have different costs based on a few factors. First of all, the cost depends on the seller. Manufacturers don’t typically sell radon testing equipment wholesale to homeowners, so you might have to shop around for prices, and you can normally find radon testing equipment in eCommerce shops. Radon testing equipment can also be purchased at big box stores but be mindful of expiry dates and quality control in these circumstances. Typically, long-term kits purchased in big box stores display less high prices but don’t include the lab analysis costs, representing most of the price difference!
But there are risks to shopping for and using the equipment yourself. Placement guidelines and manufacturer instructions are the first things you’ll need to understand regarding the costs (and assuage the temptation to shop solely based on price). Any equipment you buy should be reliable and placed using C-NRPP standards (Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program). The C-NRPP comes from an agreement between the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST), and Health Canada, who developed a guide for homeowners on radon detection and mitigation.
Radon Testing Vs Radon Mitigation in Calgary
Radon testing is all about producing reliable test results. From a reliable test result, you can devise a plan of action based on whether the results are actionable or not—which can also depend on many factors, including your health, family demographics and your own risk tolerance.
Some of the customers calling us are confused about what equipment they need. The good news is that a radon mitigation system might not be necessary for your home unless the test results exceed your threshold for safe levels. It’s best to follow instructions for a reliable test to determine whether you need a radon mitigation system installed in your home.
We’ve established that testing equipment should be carefully chosen, but it’s worth mentioning that the processing of the long-term test equipment must also have a professional laboratory procedure. Fortunately, our long-term test kits come with pre-addressed envelopes so you can send them back to the lab that deals with the equipment you’ve bought.
We have sophisticated radon testing equipment for sale in Calgary and surrounding areas, able to produce the most reliable test results. There are simple Radtrak kits for $45, and then there are higher-level digital monitors as well, increasing in price depending on the features they offer. The Airthings Corentium Home is a digital display detector that we sell for $195 dollars. We also have smart device radon detectors that you can pair with your phone, including the Airthings Wave ($245), Wave Plus ($295), and the House Kit bundle ($399).
Hiring Radon Professionals Vs Radon Testing DIY
Radon testing can be complicated and nuanced. If you don’t know where or how to place the test and how to make closed-home conditions, you could be setting yourself up for unreliable test results. The health risks of radon are grave, so it could be unwise to try to handle the testing process yourself without the help of a C-NRPP certified Radon professional. Purchasing testing devices from a radon professional is a much better course of action since you have them as a resource during the process (which you obviously wouldn’t have when buying these items in a big box store).
Great West Radon conducting a (C-NRPP)-certified short-term radon test is recommended when long-term testing is not an option. For example, 90 days of testing is not usually an option during a real estate transaction, but a 96-hour assessment can be incorporated within the sale condition period. However, long-term tests come much more recommended than short-term ones, as radon trapped in your home takes time to accumulate to dangerous levels and fluctuates quite drastically with changing weather conditions. Furthermore, the hazard it presents can also take a long time to impact your health. Professional radon testing includes specialized devices, consultation, test result processing, and recommendations based on reliable test results.
Great-West Radon is a “One Stop Shop” for all your Radon related needs. We provide detail-oriented, honest, and reliable radon testing in Calgary by using state-of-the-art tools and technology. From radon mitigation to radon removal, we are the top-rated Radon services company in Calgary, and we are proud of the work we do and the relationships we’ve created with our clients. We only use the best materials and equipment, ensuring all guidelines set out by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program and Health Canada are being met. If you require radon testing, mitigation, removal, or a radon test kit in Calgary, Great Radon West has you covered.