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PropertECO - Radon Test Specialists

Radon Testing In The UK

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the ground and can enter properties. Long term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer, and it is responsible for over 1,100 lung cancer deaths in the UK every year. [Source: Public Health England]

Order a 3 Month Radon Test Kit

3 Month Radon Test Kit

Order a 10 Day Radon Test Kit

10 Day Radon Test Kit

The only accurate way to know if a building is in a radon affected area is to carry out a radon test using a special detector and radon test kit. PropertECO can supply inexpensive radon level detectors for home and workplace use that are analysed at an independent laboratory.

This level of radon testing is vitally important to the health and wellbeing of all individuals who occupy the property as it can highlight potentially dangerous levels of this harmful gas enabling further action to then be taken to reduce the risks.

Visit www.radonshop.co.uk to order radon test kits online.

How to Test For Radon

Check out our short video which shows you how easy it is to carry out a radon test.

So you have recognised the dangers posed by radon gas and you know how important testing is but how does radon testing work? You simply order a testing kit online or calling a radon expert.

For a home owner or land lord, you would normally require one radon test kit containing a pair of detectors. These come with clear instructions and you should place the one detector in the living room and one in the bedroom. If you have a larger property or a basement, then additional detectors are required.

For non-residential properties, such as workplaces, educational properties, care homes etc, you will need to place detectors in a variety of locations.

Once you have received your radon detectors, leave these in the property for either for 10 days or 3 months, depending on which one you have purchased, then return them to PropertECO.

Once returned, the results will be analysed in a laboratory and within 10 days you will receive an email report containing your radon results for each detector.

We will also include advice as to whether any remediation works will need to be carried out to achieve radon levels.

Can You Get A Radon Test Kit For Free?

Radon test kits are not sold for free. In the past, some companies have given away radon detectors for free but this no longer occurs. However, at PropertECO, you can purchase both 10 day or 3 month test kits on our Radon Shop, with a 15% discount using the code “SAVE15“.

Radon-Detectors

 

10 Day or 3 Month Passive Radon Detectors?

We supply packs of 3-month detectors and 10-day screening detectors. A 10 day test, by its’ very nature, is a snap shot however provides a useful measure in a faster period of time, for instance when purchasing a new property.

A 3 month test provides more reliable results and in most cases, tests for this length of time can be seasonally adjusted and annualised to provide much clearer radon readings.

For a standard house, a kit of two detectors will be required so that one detector can be placed in a ground floor living room and one in a first floor bedroom. To read more about our radon test kits or to place an order, visit www.radonshop.co.uk.

Digital Radon Monitors

PropertECO are official UK stockists of the Canary Digital Radon Monitor, a battery-operated constant read radon monitor that gives you both long term and short term measurements of radon levels within your property or workplace.

Recent tests carried out by Public Health England place the Canary as one of the best well priced continuous radon monitors. These are our most popular monitors and they are purchased by those who want to see their ongoing radon levels, thereby providing further peace of mind.

We can also offer sophisticated electronic radon monitoring equipment for professionals, including the RadStar RS800i, the RadStar GM1-2 and the Canary Pro.

Read more about our range of digital radon monitors and order online at www.radonshop.co.uk.

Workplace Radon Testing

Under health and safety legislation, a radon risk assessment should be carried out for every workplace. This risk assessment should include radon testing if the workplace premises are located in an 'affected area' or if the building has a basement. More information about employers' responsibilities to manage radon in the workplace can be found in our Guide for Employers.The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website also gives details on the legal duties employers and corporate property owners have regarding employees' exposure to radon.

PropertECO – Radon Test Specialists

Interpreting Radon Test Results

If high levels of radon are detected, PropertECO will need to carry out a radon survey to design a suitable radon mitigation system. The radon specialist will then design and install positive pressure ventilation and radon sump systems to lower the concentration and prevent future infiltration of the gas.

With over 20 years of experience in the field of radon mitigation, our radon sumps and mitigation systems are designed on an individual basis depending on the size and layout of the property and the level of radon present.

For more information on our mitigation services, please visit our Radon Mitigation page or contact us to arrange a survey.

UK Radon Map

UK Radon Map

 

The radon map of the UK highlights the areas of the country where it has been predicted that high radon levels are most likely to be found. You can read more about the UK Radon Map by clicking on the map to the left and a detailed version can be downloaded from the Public Health England (PHE) website.

The map relates to above ground areas only and does not cover below ground or basement areas. It goes without saying, as radon enters a property from the surrounding ground, a property with a basement and increased earth retaining walls and floors, will be more likely to suffer from radon gas intrusion.

If you have a basement within your property, wherever you are in the UK, we recommend that you carry out a simple radon test to be sure your home or workplace is safe.

This resource is based on estimates and data extrapolation, so we recommend that the best course of action is to use a radon detector kit to carry out an accurate assessment of radon levels in the air within your home or workplace.

Buy a UK Radon Testing Kit Today

Buy a radon test kit online or for free advice please contact one of our experts with our radon test specialists at PropertECO and we will provide all the information you need regarding the problems you are having with radon.

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Contact Our Radon Specialists

Radon kills, let us assess your requirements and propose a testing and mitigation solution - speak to our radon specialists today.

How Does Radon Affect Me?

Radon affects domestic and commercial properties in various ways and can ultimately result in death. Here at Properteco, we can advise, test and mitigate the risks.

Request Your Test Kit

With an independent lab, we will test the radon levels in your property and our experts will report back. If we detect radon, we will also advise how we can help.

We ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS:

The UK Government has made it clear that it wants us to return to work. We are open for business for our full range of services. These include surveys and work in relation to all things radon – our lab is fully open and we are able to send out test detectors, carry out mitigation surveys and carry out work.