EPA's Radon Testing Check List

If your home has not yet been tested for Radon, have a test taken as soon as possible. If you can, test your home before putting it on the market. You should test in the lowest level of the home which is suitable for occupancy. This means testing in the lowest level that you currently live in or a lower level not currently used, but which a buyer could use for living space.

The radon test result reveals important information about your home's radon level. Some states require radon measurement testers to follow a specific testing protocol. If you do the test yourself, you should carefully follow the testing protocol for your area or EPA's Radon Testing Checklist. If you hire a contractor to test your residence, protect yourself by hiring a qualified individual or company. Idaho Radon is one such company. Others can be found on the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) registry (there are no others in Idaho). We are it. We have completed courses in formal radon education, and we are certified by the National Radon Safety Board, Environmental Solutions Association (ESA) and International Association Of Certified Home Inspectors (INACHI). We use the very latest in portable high technology instruments available: the RAD-7 from Durridge.

Most states can provide you with a list of knowledgeable radon service providers doing business in the state. In states that don't regulate radon services (Idaho does not), ask the contractor if he holds a professional proficiency or certification credential. Such programs usually provide members with a photo-ID card which indicates their qualification(s) and its expiration date. If in doubt, you should check with the organization that issue the credential. Alternatively, ask the contractor if they've successfully completed formal training appropriate for testing or for mitigation, e.g., a course in radon measurement or radon mitigation. For the true professionals call Idaho Radon today at 208-994-9655.

If you are thinking of selling your home and you have already tested your home for radon, provide your test results to the potential buyer.