Air Things Wave: Smarter Radon Detection and Fast, Accurate Results In the Palm of Your Hand
“Technology should be used to promote, maintain, and improve the health and safety of everyone.” –Airthings
Whether you’re buying a home or relocating your business, radon testing is one of the most critical steps you can take when determining whether a property offers good air quality and a healthy environment—but testing and for radon toxicity shouldn’t stop there. Due to radon’s volatility, ongoing, reliable monitoring and mitigation is a must for locations prone to higher-than-normal levels:
- 95 percent of counties in Colorado have radon levels above EPA guidelines of 4.0 pCi/L
- One out of every two homes in Colorado have elevated radon levels
- Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking
- Every 25 minutes someone is diagnosed with radon-induced cancer
- There are approximately 21,000 radon-related deaths each year
To maintain a healthy living or working environment, regular testing is critical—and now, you can access radon levels from anywhere, anytime with the new Airthings Wave, compatible with Android and iOS smartphones.
Avoid the Long Wait of Charcoal Canister Radon Lab Testing
The Airthings Wave offers mobile compatibility, speed, and accuracy along with a user-friendly testing device; simply wave your hand in front of Wave for a fast, reliable reading. This is a vast improvement over traditional charcoal canisters, which must be left for a set length of time before being sent off to the lab for analysis. Another downfall of charcoal canisters comes with their inability to provide real-time data or historical results: even after waiting for results of the lab test, your reading represents just a snapshot in time. Realistically, by the time those results get back to you, they might not accurately reflect what’s really going on with the radon levels in your home or business.
Airthings Wave Offers Radon Readings Anywhere, Anytime
Wave allows you to avoid shipping canisters and waiting on lab results altogether. With one and a half years of battery life, first results in just one hour, and a simple installation process that takes one screw, Wave offers consistent readings anytime—whether it’s from the comfort of your own home or on the road.
At night, simply wave your hand in front of the device to generate a lighted visual of current radon levels: a green light indicates healthy levels, yellow means levels are temporarily higher, and red warns that radon has reached the danger threshold. From your smartphone, you can access current radon levels and historical data averages over the last 48 hours, week, month, and year for every room in your home or business. The Wave has sensors that monitor radon, temperature, and humidity so you don’t have to worry about fluctuating climate affecting your results.
What Should I Do If I Get a High Radon Reading?
Of course, Airthings Wave can only get you so far when it comes to protecting your family or your employees from the harmful effects of radon toxicity.
If you’re concerned about the radon levels in your home or business, the best course of action is to first consult with an AARST/NRPP-certified contractor who will guide you in testing and, if necessary, removing harmful radon from your environment. If high levels of radon are present, your contractor may recommend installing a sub-slab depressurization system or another non-invasive radon mitigation method. RDS Environmental is Colorado’s leading expert in radon testing and remediation. Call us for a free consultation and estimate.