Testing for radon gas after renovations

Mary Anne S Published: March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m.Last updated: March 29, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

I plan on improving insulation to the point of needing an air exchanger. I thought it best to test for radon gas after I've tightened up the major air leakage in my home. What do you think?

Responses (3)

Mary Anne S March 19, 2019, 4:39 p.m. Reply

My question was- is it best to check for radon AFTER tightening the home, rather than before, if one is going to improve the sealing of air movement for insulating purposes?

R j March 28, 2019, 8:08 p.m. Reply

I don't know about anyone else, but personally for $60 I'd buy a twin pack and I'd test before and after especially if I lived in a potentially higher risk area. I found this retailer who is discounting the kits http://bit.ly/ecohome-radon-gas-test-kit (and I've no affiliation with this seller).

Studies I've seen suggest that Radon is a bigger problem than we realize - I'd be interested to know where you are and the results?