Radon Testing

My favorite blog, Young House Love, recently highlighted an issue that I had not given much thought.  Radon.  Evidently, It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking.  YHL had their new home tested before buying it and when the levels came back high, the sellers agreed to remediate for them.  From their post, I linked over to the EPA’s website and found that it is pretty easy to find an inexpensive test from local resources.  Eventually, I was able to find a program through the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!!) from which I ordered a test kit for only $6.50.  The price includes the kit and the testing once you have returned the kit.

I hung the kit in our dining room, since we don’t have a basement.  It is not to be hung in the kitchen.  Hopefully, I am doing everything correctly.  It comes down later today, and I will get it in the mail tomorrow.  The results will be posted online and I will use our individual kit number to access the results.  (Fingers crossed!)

January is National Radon Action Month!

Update:  I got the results back from our test = 0.8 pCI/L.  They recommend remediation if the level is higher than 4, so we are looking good!

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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