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Daycare / Child Care Radon Testing

Need to have your daycare / child care facility tested for radon? We can help! Give us a call to schedule an onsite facility surveillance and same day bid at (563) 343-6167. The radon measurement professionals at Peterson Home Inspections hold the necessary and required credentials by the State of Illinois to test for radon in child care facilities.

What happens next?

What happens next?

After the onsite surveillance, a date & time to deploy and retrieve the radon testing devices will be scheduled. The required test time is a minimum of 48 hours. It is best practice that the test be performed while the children are present. Therefore, the deployment times are usually scheduled on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and the retrieval times are scheduled on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Depending on the size of the facility, the deployment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Will the radon test disrupt our normal daycare operation?

No. As measurement professionals we ensure that the testing devices are out of reach of the children and in a safe place. In the rooms that occupy the children, we use devices that can be hung on the wall or placed on a shelve and are secured in a sealed tamper prevention box or envelope. For quality control purposes, we use at least one active, electronic monitor that is typically placed in an office or room that does not occupy the children. The deployment takes approximately 3-5 minutes per room.

How much does the test cost?

The cost for testing a daycare facility varies with size, layout and location. The price for a commercial daycare can range from $500-$1500 depending on how many rooms are required to be tested. Home daycare facilities may be tested for as little as $150.

When will the results be sent?

We complete all the report analysis in house allowing for a quick turnaround time for you. You will have everything you need for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) within 1-3 days after the retrieval. A certificate of inspection is included with the final report and is required to be posted next to your DCFS issued license. The report is delivered electronically so that you can print, save and share at your convenience.

What if the radon levels at my facility are high?

The law does not require, but recommends daycare facilities reduce radon levels if they are at or exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) & Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s (IEMA) action level of 4.0 pCi/L. If you do decide to have the facility mitigated, we can provide a list of licensed radon mitigators.

Peterson Home Inspections
IL Professional Measurement License numbers
RNI2014209 Brent Peterson

RNI2014208 Heide Peterson