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If you’ve just heard about radon, you’re probably a little confused… not to mention very concerned. You are wondering about questions like “Is it possible that there is radon inside my home in Ottawa?” and “Do I need radon testing in Ottawa?”

Radon testing in Ottawa is indeed a complex and worrying subject. However, knowledge is power. We have the information you need to help you stop worrying and start taking action to solve the problem. Continue reading or simply reach out to our Ottawa radon experts today!

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How to Know if You Need Radon Gas Testing in Ottawa

Radon levels are measured in Bq/m3 (becquerels per cubic metre) or pCi/L (picocuries per litre). 37 Bq/m3 equals1 pCi/L.
  • An acceptable level that does not require you to take action, as per Health Canada, is fewer than 200 Bq/m3, although even smaller amounts of radon may harm your family’s health.
  • A moderately dangerous level that requires repair and/or mitigation within the next 2 years is 200 to 600 Bq/m3.
  • A more dangerous level that requires repair and/or mitigation within the next year is 600 Bq/m3 and over.

Many — but by no means all — residences in the Ottawa area have unacceptable amounts of radon. Your home might have a dangerous level of radon, while your next door neighbour’s does not. The only way to find out is by testing.

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How Long Does an Ottawa Radon Test Take?

Radon can be tested 2 ways: a digital short-term general test that takes 7 days, and a long-term test that takes 3 to 5 months, and includes a lab analysis for a more accurate reading.

How Does Long Term Radon Testing Work?

Long term radon testing (also called “active testing”) is an in-depth procedure to determine the radon level in your home. The test is set up by a certified, skilled radon professional, usually in the basement or other occupied area at the lowest level of your home, where the radon concentration is likely to be highest. The ideal location is 1-2 metres above the floor within the normal breathing zone and a minimum of 1 metre away from exterior walls, windows, HVAC vents, or other openings. The test should be left undisturbed for a period of 3 to 5 months, depending on your technician’s advice. Results will then be sent to a lab for analysis.

A major advantage of long-term testing is that it provides an extremely accurate reading of the amounts of radon concentration in your home and their variations over time. In consequence, you’ll receive a certified report of the test results, and your radon professional will be able to design the best radon mitigation program for your specific situation.

How Does Short Term Radon Testing Work?

Short term radon testing (AKA “passive testing”) takes the form of a digital test device, normally placed in the basement for a total of 7 days. The short term test is used as a preliminary diagnostic since it is only approximate. If results fall below the acceptable level of 200 Bq/m3, your concerns can be ruled out. On the other hand, results above this level indicate that you would be well advised to follow up with the long term test type.

Book Your Ottawa Radon Test Today!

If you’re concerned about potential radon concentration in your home, contact Out of This World for radon testing in Ottawa. We provide professional short or long term testing and radon mitigation services. Keep your home and family safe; ask about radon gas testing in Ottawa today!

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Radon Testing Pricing

Radon can be tested with a digital short-term general test or a long-term test with lab analysis, for a more accurate reading. If the results from a test reveal that radon levels are potentially unsafe, we will provide a free consultation on mitigation options with a certified professional. Should you proceed with the installation of a system, the cost of the test will be discounted off the work.

If already doing plumbing work, testing is offered at an add-on rate of $99.00.

7-Day Short Term Digital Test


+$250 deposit
Refunded upon safe return of device

Includes set-up, pick-up & consultation

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3-Month Long Term Lab Test


No deposit

Includes set up, pick-up, lab analysis & consultation

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