Alpha Track – The Alpha Track will measure the radon concentration in your home over a long-term – minimum of 90 days. A lab must analyze the device to provide you with a written report which includes the results. The lab will take 2 to 3 weeks to analyze the device and provide you with the report, which they will email to you. You must provide a shipping payment of $9.99 to ship it to the lab. You can order an alpha track through the online store. Simon Air Quality can deploy the device for you if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself. Our technicians are trained and certified to do this. We charge extra for this service.
Radon is created naturally in the earth. A tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas that forms when uranium in the Earth’s soil decays. As radon decays, alpha particles are emitted, which can damage cells in the human body.
Outdoors radon gas is diluted in the air and poses little risk. But indoors it can become concentrated and can accumulate to hazardous levels. Radon can enter through crawl spaces, gaps between basement floors and walls, sump pumps, and the water supply.
The presence of radon in any given house will remain unknown until the air inside the house is tested for radon. The short-term test will take a few days, while the long-term test takes at least 90 days. Health Canada and the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (CNRPP) will only recognize a long-term test when deciding on measures to take for mitigation purposes. The Canadian guideline is 200 becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m³). Any long-term test that shows a reading higher than 200 Bq/m³ signifies that the occupants are at a high risk of developing lung cancer. Immediate action is required to mitigate/reduce the concentration of radon gas.
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Check out this CTV news article about radon measurement.
Below are some pictures of myself and the various radon measurement devices we use to measure radon. Each one has their own unique features and functions. The best and most sophisticated device can be seen in the last picture.
If you would like to deploy a radon measurement device yourself, check out our radon measurement products for sale.
If you would like a certified professional, like me, to deploy the device for you, then give us a call: 613-866-2092
Don’t wait to take action against radon. Radon is everywhere and you can’t detect it without measuring it.
E-Perm System – The E-Perm devices can be used for both short term (typically 2 to 7 days) and long term (minimum of 90 days) radon measurements. SAQ will deploy the device, pick it up when the testing period is over, and analyze the device ourselves. This method provides shorter turn-around time.
Corentium Radon Monitor – This is a continuous radon monitor that provides both a short-term and long-term readings. You can purchase this device from our online store or have us perform a one-time radon measurement using this device for a slightly cheaper price.
Professional Corentium Radon Monitor – We use this monitor in commercial and industrial settings when we want the most accurate, reliable, immediate results possible. This radon monitor provides comprehensive results and blue-tooth connectivity. It can show you both short-term and long-term measurements. It is not available to purchase through our online store.
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