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At-home radon detecting kits can be confusing to read, and over time, are more of a nuisance than anything else. But the crucial safety feature should be in every home. According to the EPA, radon gas is both cancer-causing and radioactive. Additionally, the Surgeon General believes radon is the No. 2 cause of lung cancer.
The only way to know if your home has unhealthy amounts of radon is to either hire a costly contractor or measure the gas yourself. And while any home can have a radon problem, any homeowner can also fix it. But you won’t know unless you see the numbers yourself.
Most home kits take several days to see the results, and often involve having to send your findings to a lab to be measured. With this detector, you cut out the middleman and see results fast. Plus, you won’t have to buy additional kits for every room in your home.
Amazon’s best-selling detector makes determining the levels of radon in your home simple and fast. The Corentium Home Radon Detector monitors your home — no cords or outlets needed! The long-lasting, lightweight and portable detector can easily measure any part of your home, without any assembly or installation.
With more than 1,000 positive reviews and a strong 4.5-star rating, the detector is just $125 today only — a steal compared to its usual cost of $200.
With this device, you can see current radon levels, as well as the detected numbers over time. This safety feature can keep you cognizant of what’s going on in your home, even as you sleep.
And, this thing works quick. You can see a report of your home’s radon levels after just 24 hours of setting it up.
“Bought this to test radon levels in a property we were thinking of buying,” one reviewer shared. “Also paid a home inspector to test with a top-of-the-line, tamper-proof, calibrated unit. Results came back pretty close, which gave me confidence in this little battery-powered device. The advantage of the Corentium device is that we can now use it for ongoing monitoring. It displays recent radon levels as well as longer-term averages, which is very helpful for monitoring. Nifty device for ongoing monitoring or for taking readings at multiple properties. Costs as much as 2-3 professionally administered tests, so pays for itself if you need multiple tests. Also, it displays results instantly as soon as it has been running long enough, vs. having to send self-administered test kits back to the lab and wait for results.”
Another happy shopper said: “I have used this detector and let all my neighbors use it as well. One friend found his levels were 12.67 and now he is putting in a mitigation system. Others show some radon but below 2. Still, they are happy to know where they stand and if they want to install a mitigation system as well. Well worth the peace of mind.”
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