Karst Areas - Non-Real Estate Transaction Testing

(For homeowners testing their own homes, not in the process of buying or selling the home.)

Testing With Initial Year-Long Test

For information on ordering radon testing kits, please contact us at 1-800-582-1866.

Testing With Initial Short-Term Tests

In karst and non-karst areas, always base your decision to take or not take corrective action on the results of follow-up confirmatory tests, not on a single short-term screening test only.

For information on ordering radon testing kits, please contact us at 1-800-582-1866.

For further guidance, refer to EPA Region 4 Guidance Memo (Feb. 9, 2005). Additional guidance may also be found in the EPA's A Citizen's Guide to Radon and Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon when you do follow-up testing or make mitigation decisions.

Further Recommendations

  • Periodic retesting is recommended every two years in unmitigated structures.
  • If you choose to mitigate based on the results of a short-term test, confirm that the mitigation system is adequate by using a 12-month post-mitigation test.
  • If you are planning any renovations with major structural changes, always test the structure before starting the project and after the project is completed. Installing a radon-reduction system before (or during) renovations is less expensive than installing one after renovations are complete.




Page last updated: April 11, 2017