Radon Test Kits from AGAT Laboratories
Radon gas is the second largest cause of lung cancer in Canada. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released from the ground that harmlessly dissipates into the air but it can also build-up inside a home where it can become a serious issue. As the gas is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, the use of a Radon Test Kit is the only way to identify this potential problem.
A Radon Kit is an affordable and easy way to ensure a safe home or office for you and your family.
Short Term vs. Long Term Radon Tests
Short term is the quickest way to test for radon. In this test, the device remains in a location for a period of 2 to 10 days. Because radon levels tend to vary from day to day and from season to season, a short-term test might be less likely than a long-term test to give the year-round average radon level. Results of this are not acceptable to determine or to assess the need for remedial actions.
Long Term test remains in place for a minimum of 91 days. A long term test (conducted during the heating season) will generally give you a reading that is more likely to tell you the year-round average radon level than a short-term test. Health Canada recommends long term radon testing to determine if radon concentration exceeds the Health Canada Guideline level of 200 Bq/m3. The results for long term testing will determine what remedial action to take.
Shipping & Pricing Info
Short Term Kits are $80CAD plus shipping and tax. Long Term Kits are $55CAD each plus shipping and tax. Shipping is a flat cost of $14 for 1-2 kits shipped within Alberta and $22 for the rest of Canada. Local pick-ups from our Calgary office are free.
Short Term Radon Tests are typically deployed for a period of 2-7 days and Long Term Radon Tests range from 91 days in length.
The cost of shipping the kit back to AGAT Labs for analysis is not covered in the cost of this kit but the cost of the analysis of the kit itself is included in the price.
Radon test kits include:
– RENTAL of Radon Test devices
– Sample chain of custody record
– Deployment sheet and instructions
– Return address label and mailer box
– Test report with recommendations
IMPORTANT NOTE: By purchasing AGAT Radon Kits (long or short term), you agree to the following: Radon Kit shall remain the property of AGAT Laborites while in the custody of the client and upon return of the E-Perm to AGAT for analysis. The client is responsible for the sum of $100.00 for any E-Perm which is not returned in good condition to AGAT or for each device not received back 30 days after deployment (121 days after shipment from AGAT for long-term devices, and 44 days after shipment from AGAT for short-term devices).