Radon Detection Specialists, Inc. is an IASB Service Associate. IASB Service Associates are businesses which offer school-related products and services and which have earned favorable reputations for quality and integrity. Only after screening by the Service Associates Executive Committee is a business firm invited by the IASB Board of Directors to become a Service Associate.
Testing your school for radon can be done any time during the school year or over the summer months when HVAC systems are running normally. All testing devices are chemical-free and non-intrusive in the classroom. The cost to test a typical school building ranges from $1000 to $2500. In order to properly screen a school for radon, testing devices must be placed in every classroom, every office and every general purpose or common space (i.e. library or multi-purpose rooms). From start to finish, the testing and reporting process takes about a week.
If you are interested in including radon testing as part of your indoor air quality management, please call our office for a quote. A copy of the building floor plan and a five minute phone interview will be helpful to determine both the testing strategy and the cost.
On August 13, 2009, Public Act 96-0417 was signed. This Act recommends, requires and/or authorizes the following action with regard to radon and schools in Illinois:
1. Recommends all Illinois school districts test their school buildings every five years.
2. Requires Illinois schools that do test for radon to report the results to the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education will then report radon test data bi-annually to the General Assembly. This data will be made public.
3. Authorizes the Illinois Emergency Management Association to allow school staff to test their own buildings if they have been properly trained.
4. All new construction school buildings in Illinois should be built with radon-resistant new construction techniques.