The Dakota County Public Health Department has radon test kits available for loan at no cost to county residents. Reusable test devices can be picked up and returned to the Public Health Department on the second floor of the Western Service Center. There is a limited number of kits, so please call 952-891-7500 to check on availability.
The test takes four to seven days to complete. After the kits are returned to Public Health, the results will be analyzed and mailed to the home.
Radon test kits are also available at local hardware and home remodeling stores. When you purchase a kit, check to see if the purchase price includes lab analysis. Some kits require an additional fee to analyze your results.
For more information on testing for radon or to request a radon test kit, contact the Dakota County Public Health Department at 952-891-7500 or visit the Minnesota Department of Health website
. When your radon levels are too high
If your test results show that your radon level is too high, you can contract with a radon remediation contractor
to fix your home.