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Accurate Radon Testing Solutions For a Safer Home

Testing is the only way to know if your home has high enough radon levels to cause a significant lung cancer risk. There are major differences between long term tests and short term tests - including their reliability. The reliability of a radon test is the single most important criteria in determining lung cancer risk. Spectra Radon: Your Trusted Radon Testing Partner Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

Worried About The Radon Level In Your Home?

Homeowners Often Wait Too Long To Find Out.

High radon levels can jeopardize the health of your loved ones, but don't worry, we're here to help. Spectra Radon offers radon testing solutions tailored to your needs. Specializing in precise radon detection and effective mitigation, we ensure your home remains a haven of safety and well-being. Let our expert team guide you through the entire process. From initial testing to customized mitigation strategies. Take the proactive step toward tranquility by scheduling a no obligation consultation with us today. 

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Do You Know What Your Radon Levels Mean?

This simple calculator will help you zero-in on your potential radon exposure level, so we can help give you the tailored tools and strategies you need to reduce your radon level.

What We Can Do For You

Short-Term Testing

Provide a rapid assessment of indoor radon levels, offering valuable insights into immediate exposure risks.

Commercial Testing

Ensure compliance with safety regulations and protect the health of employees and customers.

Long-Term Testing

A comprehensive evaluation of radon levels over an extended period, providing a thorough understanding of potential exposure risks.

Consult and Educate

Gain valuable radon insights and peace of mind. 

Talk to us to see how we can help. Get in touch today.

Benefits of Radon Testing

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Calgary Case Study:

The Anderson Family Radon Testing Success Story

Introduction

In the heart of Calgary, Alberta, the Anderson family - comprising Mike, Sarah, and their three year old daughter - embarked on a mission to safeguard their home against the hidden dangers of radon. This case study explores their proactive decision to conduct radon testing, highlighting the indispensable significance of early detection in mitigating radon gas risks.

Solution

Guided by their commitment to thoroughness and precision, the Andersons enlisted the expertise of Spectra Radon, a renowned provider of radon testing solutions in Calgary. Drawing upon advanced testing methodologies endorsed by Health Canada, Spectra Radon conducted comprehensive radon testing at the Andersons' SW, Calgary home to deliver accurate and reliable results.

Results

The results of the radon testing unveiled elevated radon levels within the Andersons' home, prompting immediate action to mitigate potential health hazards. Armed with this critical information, the Andersons worked closely with Spectra Radon to implement a targeted solution, fortifying their home against radon infiltration and ensuring the well-being of their family.

Challenge

Motivated by a deep-seated concern for their family's health, the Andersons resolved to assess their home's radon levels. Acutely aware of the insidious nature of radon gas and its potential health implications, they recognized the importance of initiating radon testing to ensure a safe and healthy living environment for their loved ones.

Implementation

Leveraging state-of-the-art equipment and adhering to rigorous testing protocols, Spectra Radon meticulously assessed various areas of the Andersons' residence for radon gas concentrations. Their systematic approach ensured meticulous measurements, empowering the Andersons with actionable insights to address any identified radon risks effectively.

Impact

The proactive stance taken by the Anderson family in prioritizing radon testing reverberated beyond their household, igniting a dialogue within their Calgary community about the importance of radon awareness and testing. By sharing their experience, the Andersons contributed to a greater awareness of radon-related risks and the imperative of early detection in Calgary homes.

Conclusion

The Anderson family's proactive approach to radon testing highlights the importance of early detection and mitigation in safeguarding against radon gas risks. Through their collaboration with Spectra Radon and their dedication to raising awareness, they exemplify the transformative potential of informed decision-making in creating safer living environments for families across Calgary and beyond.

How It Works

Step 1: Schedule Your Visit

Reach out to us and we'll schedule a convenient time for our team to visit your home in Calgary. We'll work with your schedule to find the best time for a no obligation assessment.

Step 2: We Handle The Details

Once scheduled, our radon testing experts will conduct a thorough assessment of your home's radon levels and discuss personalized mitigation options with you. We take care of all the details, from assessment to installation, so you can relax knowing your home is in capable hands. 

Step 3: Breathe Easy

After installation, you can breathe easy knowing that your home is protected from radon risks. Our high-quality mitigation systems ensure that you and your family can enjoy clean and safe indoor air for years to come.

Here's What You'll Get...

Pre-Testing Assessment

24/7 Support

Custom Testing Plan

Advanced Technology

Peace of Mind

C-NRPP Licensed Professionals

Health Canada Compliant Testing

Property Value Preservation

5 Year Warranty

Upfront Pricing With No Hidden Fees

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Spectra Radon offers complete and transparent radon testing pricing. While some other testing providers charge additional fees, every Spectra Radon customer gets the following essential services.

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How Long Does Testing Take?

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Short-Term Test

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Long-Term Test

Radon testing is done through short-term or long-term tests. Short-term tests last two to seven days and quickly assess radon levels, useful for checking mitigation systems. For a more accurate measure of average radon exposure, long-term tests are recommended, lasting a minimum of three months during less ventilated seasons like fall or winter. This duration accounts for variations in radon levels and provides a more reliable assessment of a home’s radon risk. 

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Alpha Track Detectors

Ease of Use and Low Cost

Alpha track devices use a small piece of plastic or film inside the detector that gets etched by alpha particles emitted by radon gas. These particles create tracks on the special film inside the detector. After the testing period, you send the device to a laboratory where technicians count the tracks under magnification and calculate the radon level.

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Consumer Continuous Radon Monitors

Fast Results and Mobile Connectivity

Alpha track devices use a small piece of plastic or film inside the detector that gets etched by alpha particles emitted by radon gas. These particles create tracks on the special film inside the detector. After the testing period, you send the device to a laboratory where technicians count the tracks under magnification and calculate the radon level.

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Professional Continuous Radon Monitors

Ease of Use and Low Cost

Alpha track devices use a small piece of plastic or film inside the detector that gets etched by alpha particles emitted by radon gas. These particles create tracks on the special film inside the detector. After the testing period, you send the device to a laboratory where technicians count the tracks under magnification and calculate the radon level.

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Radon Monitor Lending Program

Our free consumer radon monitor lending program offers a rapid check for radon levels, providing a quick snapshot of potential radon exposure. Note that it is not intended for making radon mitigation decisions. Think of it as an initial peek into your home's radon situation. For accurate, actionable results, Health Canada recommends following up with a long-term radon test to ensure comprehensive data and peace of mind.

How We Measure Radon In Your Home

Why People Love Our Radon Testing!

Don't just take our word for it! Hear what our satisfied customers have to say about the professionalism and effectiveness of our radon testing services.

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Steph, P

Calgary, AB

"I recently had my home in Calgary tested for radon, and I couldn't be happier with the service provided by Spectra Radon. The process was smooth, from scheduling the test to receiving the comprehensive report. Thanks to their thorough radon testing, I now have a plan to mitigate, and peace of mind knowing my family is safe from this invisible threat."

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Gordon, W

Calgary, AB

"The health and safety of my family are my top priorities, which is why I turned to Spectra Radon for radon testing in Calgary. Their team was super knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient throughout the entire process. Thanks to their radon testing services, I can breathe easy knowing that my home is free from this silent danger."

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Rajesh, S

Calgary, AB

"As someone that works in estate agent in Calgary, I understand the importance of radon testing for both buyers and sellers. I've worked with Spectra Radon on multiple occasions, and their professionalism and expertise always shine through. Their radon testing services in Calgary have helped my clients make informed decisions about their homes, ensuring a smooth transaction every time."

Frequently Asked Testing Questions

Is Your Contractor C-NRPP Certified for Radon Testing?

Protecting your family's health starts with ensuring that your contractor is certified by the Canadian-National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) for radon testing. Radon gas is a serious health concern, and proper radon testing is essential for reliable and accurate test results.

Why Choose a C-NRPP Professional?

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Expertise

Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) certification ensures that your contractor has undergone rigorous radon training and demonstrates proficiency in radon testing techniques.

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Quality Assurance

By choosing a C-NRPP certified contractor, you can trust that the radon testing services provided meet industry standards for accuracy and effectiveness.

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Peace of Mind

With a certified radon testing contractor, you can rest assured that your radon testing project is in capable hands, reducing the risk of errors or subpar results.

Ready to Get Started?

Booking an appointment is simple. Just fill out our online form with your contact information and preferred date and time. Our team will promptly confirm the details and contact you with the expertise to help address your radon concerns, assess your radon levels, or discuss effective radon mitigation options. Ensure a safer environment by scheduling a no obligation appointment with one of our certified radon testing professionals in Calgary today.

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Radon Testing FAQ

Curious about radon and radon testing? Explore common questions about this silent threat and discover expert answers to safeguard your home's air quality. Addressing radon in your home or building is crucial for the health and safety of its occupants. If you have any further questions or concerns about radon testing, don't hesitate to contact us. Spectra Radon, your Calgary based radon testing specialists. 

Your Radon Testing Questions Answered!

What is Radon Testing?

Radon testing is an essential procedure used to measure the concentration of radon gas within various structures, primarily homes or workplaces. According to Health Canada, radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that emanates naturally from the soil due to the decay of uranium. It can seep into buildings through cracks in the foundation, gaps in floors, or other openings, where it may accumulate to dangerous levels. Exposure to elevated levels of radon over time increases the risk of lung cancer, making testing crucial for ensuring indoor air quality and safeguarding human health.

Why is Radon Testing Necessary?

Radon testing is essential to identify potential health hazards associated with radon exposure. According to Lung Cancer Canada, prolonged exposure to high levels of radon can increase the risk of lung cancer, making it imperative to assess and mitigate radon levels in indoor environments.

How Do I Test for Radon?

Radon testing can be conducted through various methods, including short-term and long-term testing. Short-term tests typically last from 2 to 7 days and provide a snapshot of radon levels, while long-term tests extend over several months to provide a more comprehensive assessment. Learn about different radon testing durations and techniques at EPA's Radon Testing webpage or Health Canada's Radon Testing webpage.

When Should I Test for Radon?

It is recommended to conduct radon testing during the cooler months when buildings are generally closed up, as this can provide more accurate results. However, testing can be performed at any time of the year to ensure the safety of occupants.

Where Should Radon Testing Devices be Placed?

Radon testing devices should be strategically placed in areas where occupants spend the most time, typically the lowest livable areas such as basements or ground floors. It's essential to follow specific guidelines for placement to obtain accurate readings. More information can be found on Health Canada's Radon webpage.

How Long Should Radon Testing Take?

The duration of radon testing depends on the method chosen and the desired level of accuracy. Short-term tests are convenient and provide quick results, while long-term tests offer a more thorough evaluation of radon levels over an extended period. Health Canada recommends conducting long-term radon testing to make informed decisions about radon mitigation measures.

What do Radon Test Results Mean?

Radon test results are typically measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m3) of air. In the United States, levels below 4 pCi/L are considered safe and in Canada, levels below 200 Bq/m3 are considered safe. Levels exceeding these threshold may warrant radon mitigation measures to reduce exposure risks. Use our online converter to convert between pCi/L and Bq/m3.

Can I Conduct Radon Testing Myself?

Yes, radon testing kits are available for purchase and are designed for use by homeowners and building occupants. However, it's crucial to follow instructions carefully to ensure accurate results. Professional radon testing services are also available for those seeking expert assessment and guidance. Find certified radon testing professionals in your area at Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP).

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