Are you in need of an accurate test kit to check for radon? If yes, then surely give a read to our honest Accustar Alpha Track Test Kit AT 100 review. You can use it for 3 months to 1 year. While testing we found it to be accurate and very easy to use. The kit is also rated number one by leading National Consumer Advocacy Group.
- Easy Testing: Simply remove testing device from sealed pouch and expose to the air for 3 months to 1 year
- When test is completed, return to Lab in pre-addressed postage paid envelope along with enclosed data sheet
- Rated #1 by a leading National Consumer Advocacy Group. The U.S. EPA has verified this product for accurate radon...
The unit is almost hemispherical in shape. In order to use it, you just have to open the sealed pouch and expose it to air. After exposing, the sampler can be put up to 1 year.
The package includes the envelope and a guide with the lab address. The kit is safe to use at homes. Accustar labs analyze the sampler and provides the results.
The kit is specifically designed to provide accurate results both for a short period as well as long period testing. To check its accuracy, we tested it for almost three months. Our experts suggest keeping at the lowest level of test place.
This is because radon level is at highest close to the ground. Well, manufacturer suggests taking short term test before going for a long term test. If the short term test is not showing radon level, then you should go for long term radon testing. The full-year test will give you a good picture.
Accustar method of analyzing the radon gas is effective than any other kit we have considered. To analyze the results, Accustar Labs use electromechanical etching process. It will track its alpha foils followed by a computer-based image analyzing.
Accustar is the only Lab to use this type of most appropriate analyzing technique. After exposing the sampler for three months at test location, the test results showed 3.0 pCi/L which is below dangerous levels.
At the same time, this kit is sturdy enough to remain there for a long time. It strains out the radon progeny and dust through a mechanical filter built in an integral part of its house.
The improved base design with hemispherical shape maximizes the sensitivity and create much stable track distribution for better results.But, remember to place it at the lowest living level of the house to get effective results for detecting radon.
This is why radon levels are high at places close to the ground. The maximum time of getting results from Accustar Labs is 8-10 days. Moreover, the inbuilt rough structural filter is both for indoor as well as outdoor use.
The canisters are very well barcoded. There are two removable serial labels for easy installation of this small canister at the lowest level of the place. The installation is a breeze. You just have to take the seal off and place them, that’s all! Keep the envelope and lab analysis related document somewhere at your desk.
Use them after analyzing the results for your desired time. The housing is well designed to keep any kinds of anomalies away for affecting the results. It will ensure to reduce any clustering and charge effects.
There is an option available for purchasing single or double device testing kit. Double device testing kit is suitable for testing in a large area or you can just preserve the second device for re-test. Well, this single device is suitable for a large area for long term testing results.
It cover large area. You can also place the kit in your most used area. We kept it the lowest place of our most used living place in our house. Avoid crawl spaces, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and closets. Thus, we strongly recommend this kit even for those who long term test solutions for up to 1 year.
The price tag ranges from $21 to $35. I think this is a very reasonable price for such a kit. Yes, the result timings are sometimes long, but anyways you are going to get the results after 8-10 days. They make use of the super-efficient electrochemical method.
For that feature, the price is obviously not high. Even first class postage services are provided. There is no risk of exposing to humidity or other environmental factors. The leading consumer organization has also rated it best among others. The company has very good customer service. You can also see the results on the website by using the serial number. With all these features, the price is fair.
We loved the performance of this kit. Their long term accuracy of the test is worth noting. Even though it can be replaced by those expensive detectors, the electrochemical method makes it one of the most accurate way of measuring the radon gas. We have placed it for 3 months and we are very happy with the results. The accuracy is much better than digital meters, so no comparisons. Even the use of effective analyzing makes this kit a top rated by a leading consumer organization.