Testing for radon is easy and inexpensive. There are two ways to test a home for radon:
- Purchase a do-it-yourself radon test kit (available at most hardware stores). Be sure to follow instructions for setting up the test.
- Hire a certified, radon-measurement professional.
Radon levels vary by day and week, so it’s important to measure radon frequently. Health Canada recommends testing for at least three months, between October to April.
Some public libraries lend radon monitors. These are different from radon test kits, and should be used a as first step to determine if you should compete a full radon test. The Haliburton County Public Library and the Trent Hills Public Library (Campbellford) will have radon monitors available for residents to borrow starting in October 2023.