Most people are familiar with radon as a dangerous gas that requires special detectors because it’s odorless and colorless. Formed when uranium breaks down in the soil, radon is present underground as well as in the air. If it seeps into water underground, it can pose a health risk to anyone who consumes that groundwater.

Many New Hampshire residents rely on groundwater for their drinking water, whether from a public system or a private well. If radon has contaminated drinking water, it won’t be noticeable in taste, color, or odor. Just as radon is an invisible threat in the air we breathe, it can also pose a danger in the water we drink.

Interestingly, radon in tap water can also be released into the air. When breathed, it increases the risk of lung cancer. When ingested through drinking water, it increases the risk of stomach cancer. The majority of public water systems will monitor radon levels so it’s primarily private wells that are of concern. Water that’s not at the surface, but is pumped from a well directly into the home without a chance to release radon, presents the greatest risk.

What can you do? The first step is radon water testing. Thankfully, advanced radon water tests are available for zeroing in on your water’s makeup to determine if radon is a problem for your household.

Sign up for a radon water test to ensure radon is not in your drinking water.

If you’ve never had your water tested or weren’t aware your tap water might not be safe, we’re here to help. NH Tap’s water specialists are experienced and know how to test for radon in water. As of 2019, New Hampshire had 14 utilities report levels of radon that exceeded health guidelines. An estimated 5,575 people were served by those utilities, and that’s not counting the thousands of people who rely on private wells. To know if your home is at risk, you can test for radon and determine if a water treatment system is necessary.

What to expect during your radon water test.

When you schedule a radon water test with NH Tap, you can expect a smooth service with quick results. One of our experienced professionals will come to your home to collect a water sample with a specialized radon water test kit. Then, we’ll send it to a certified laboratory for analysis. Within a week, we’ll receive the results and offer you recommendations if treatment is necessary.

A radon water test only costs $50, which covers the onsite sampling, lab testing, and analysis.

Steps to getting the purest water.

Radon exposure, whether from water or air, can result in serious health consequences. We’re here to provide the tools necessary to protect your household and put your mind at ease. So we’ve made the process simple and cost-effective.

  • Step 1: Schedule an in-home appointment for one of our water specialists to collect a sample.
  • Step 2: Receive radon water test results and analysis within one week.
  • Step 3: Find the specific water filtration system needed for your water.
  • Step 4: Enjoy your home’s pure water worry-free.

Schedule your radon water test today!

Say goodbye to radon in drinking water and ensure that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy with the best well water filtration systems in New Hampshire- schedule your radon water test with NH Tap today!

Helping the New Hampshire community with cleaner water.

Common questions about radon water testing.

Q: Health effects of radon in drinking water

A: The most serious health effect of consuming radon in your drinking water is an increased risk of internal organ cancer, particularly stomach cancer. If radon is released into the air from running water, it then puts anyone who breathes it in high enough concentrations at risk of lung cancer.

Q: How are the radon issues impacting NH residents?

A: A recent U.S. Geological Survey revealed that the groundwater in over half of New Hampshire has a 50% or higher probability of high levels of radon. Considering how many New Hampshire residents rely on groundwater, and especially private wells, for their household supplies, this statistic is concerning. Unless you test for radon, there’s no certainty you aren’t at risk of exposure.

Q: How do we test for radon to keep you and your family safe?

A: To test for radon, we measure its concentration in your water. NH Tap offers on-site water collection performed by a specialist, which is then analyzed at a laboratory. Following the analysis, you’ll receive detailed results and recommendations for any necessary water treatment solutions from our team.

Q: What methods are used to test for radon in water?

A: Besides radon water testing through a professional service like NH Tap, other methods include purchasing a radon water test kit, which will still require a lab analysis, or advanced chemical processes with specialized tools.

Q: What are the legal requirements for radon water testing In New Hampshire?

A: The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) sets the legal limit for concentrations of radon in water at 1.5 pCi/L. Any higher than this, and it’s considered a health risk. Public water systems in New Hampshire are monitored for radon and the state offers support for compliance with regulations. However, homeowners with private wells are responsible for initiating and conducting their own radon water testing.

Q: How often should a radon water test be conducted?

A: We recommend you test for radon every 3-5 years, or whenever you move to a different water supply.

Q: Do you offer radon water testing near me?

A: NH Tap is proud to offer radon water testing throughout southern New Hampshire. Please see our list of service areas for specific towns and cities we serve.

Q: How much does a radon water test cost?

A: A radon water test costs $50 for the on-site sampling by a specialist, laboratory analysis, and results report.