The Radon detectors used by Safe At Home are not manufactured by Safe At Home but comply with the IEMA Radon measurement program. Radon Testing does not warrant the accuracy or the effectiveness of the program administered and designed by the IEMA/EPA. Safe At Home will provide the client with results of the analysis, but makes no warranties and assumes no liabilities as to the effectiveness in determining whether the levels of radon of the testing site have been or will be harmful.
Radon testing only measures the radon present at the specific location and specific time the detectors are in place. Safe At Home cannot be assured that the necessary conditions were maintained through out the test period. There can be an uncertainty with any radon measurement due to statistical variations and other factors such as the operation of the building and weather conditions. The levels of radon can be higher or lower depending on weather conditions.
While we make every effort to maintain the highest possible quality control and include checks and verification steps in our procedures, we make NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, for the consequences of erroneous test results. Neither Safe At Home or its employees or agents shall be liable under any claim or charge in any form or any loss or cost, fees or damages of any nature of kind arising out of, resulting from or connected with, or sustained as a result of any radon test.
A radon test is a screening tool that serves to show the potential for radon levels of the testing site. It will provide information needed to determine if an additional action or testing is needed.
Test conditions: Per the Division of Nuclear safety and the EPA, certain conditions must be met prior to and during the test period. A letter outlining these conditions has been/will be provided to the occupant, owner, or owners present at time of testing.
Limitations of Tests: You understand that our control of these conditions are limited to the actual placement of the testing device. Any tampering or manipulation of the test conditions prior to or during the test period are out of our control. Changes in heating and ventilation may raise or lower radon levels. Weather such as storms or high winds can contribute to unreliable test results. The test Results are only an average of radon concentration in the area tested during the period the measurement device was exposed. A low level of radon achieved on a short-term test does not necessarily mean that the levels are below the 4.0 pCi/L Level. Radon levels may be significantly higher. There is no known safe level of radon. It is recommended that mitigation be considered for any readings over 2.5.
I.E.M.A. suggest regular follow up measurement be made on a Biannual basis (every Two years) or sooner if any structural changes or renovations to the house have been made.
TAMPERING WITH RADON TESTING EQUIPMENT IS PROHIBITED BY LAW AND MAY RESULT IN CIVIL PENALTIES.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 32, CHAPTER II, AND SUB-CHAPTER b: RADIATION PROTECTION, MEASUREMENT PROTOCOL, 420 ILCS 44/35 Sec 40.
- Interference: No person shall interfere with or cause another person to interfere with the successful completion of a radon measurement or the installation or operation of a mitigation system. This section applies to persons required to be licensed under this act and to persons not required to be licensed under this act.
The above directive is issued by
State of Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety, Radon program division,
1035 Outer Park Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62704
Phone (217)785-9958 fax (217)524-6417