Hello Radon North Customer/Visitor,
I hope this message finds you, your families and all your co-workers in good health.
Please know that Radon North is here for you should you need any equipment and supplies. We'll also be making some additional equipment available on a rental basis and "rent-to-own," to financially assist you as the business environment goes from "social distancing" and "essential only" to something approaching "Business as Usual." Radon North does not expect anyone will be making radon measurements or doing mitigation work during the COVID-19 pandemic, nor do we advise it; however, I do know that some measurements are still taking place (particularly in the USA), and for that purpose, and measurements to be made once the situation gets back to something approaching "normal," I prepared the "Radon Testing Hygiene Protocol in Times of COVID-19 and Similar Contagions" our newest blog. Please feel free to "cut & paste" into your own procedures or use as required. This document was peer reviewed and is featured on https://www.radonlistserv.org under Rn Measurement. Presently, I along with some colleagues, are working on a companion protocol for Rn mitigators, and advisories/guidance for Home Inspectors and the Real Estate industry. These will appear as blogs on our website once they're completed.
COVID-19 has had an impact on our supply chain - it's taking longer to receive stock, and courier plus postal service in Canada, has experienced delays and longer delivery times than usual as COVID-19 pharmaceuticals and medical supplies receive much-justified priority shipments. Please bear with us during these difficult times.
The staff at Radon North extend their best wishes to all during these trying times. To safeguard Canadian users of Rad Elec's E-PERM system, and after consultation with CARST/C-NRPP and Rad Elec; Radon North has implemented the following for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic :
A Reference Electret Certification service. This move is meant to eliminate COVID-19 contamination of SPER readers during transit to/from the US (transit times both in Canada and to the US have greatly increased due to COVID-19 and the potential for contamination, particularly during the US portions of the trip). The new program is designed to maintain SPER reader calibration by using certified Reference Electrets (we'll be doing the certification at Radon North in Canada, using one of our calibrated reference readers). Canadian clients need only send us their Reference Electrets, we'll measure and certify the surface potential (voltage) and return them to you along with a professional sealed and signed Certificate. As a user, you'll have to maintain your weekly QC readings of the Reference Electrets and correct you reader's output for any difference.
In cooperation with Rad Elec, the Replacement Electret program is suspended. Please retain your depleted electrets until the program resumes.
Again, thanks for all your past support and stay safe, stay healthy!
Michael LaFontaine, P.Phys., RSO, Director - Radon North