The EPA's Recommendations to Reduce Radon Levels in Your Home

Here are the some of the top recommendations made by the Environmental Protection Agency in their 2016 Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction:

  1. First - you need to test your home's radon levels. Testing kits are available online -- we recommend AccuStar Labs in Medway, MA. (Support another local business!) The kit will run you between $30-50, and you can opt for pre-paid shipping via UPS to make the process a lot quicker and easier for you. Then, you can find out your test results online or over the phone.
  2. Once you've got your results back, you'll want to take preventative action if your levels are 4 picocuries per liter, pCi/L, or higher
  3. Choose a qualified professional to help you reduce radon levels. (You've found Boston Radon, so you're already covered here!)
  4. Get a radon reduction system installed. According to the EPA, "Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99 percent". For more detail on the types of systems and how they work, check out the full Consumer's Guide, or better yet, call us! We can walk you through a free consultation to get an estimate on which type of system is best for your property.
Sara Hopson