Some states have government programs that provide homeowners with free radon test kits, including South Carolina, Minnesota and Missouri. Inquire about free radon test kits through the state radon contact or the Environmental Protection Agency at EPA.gov. The National Radon Proficiency Program and the National Radon Safety Board are qualified to conduct radon tests. Native Americans living on tribal lands can obtain assistance for radon testing through their Tribal Health Department or Housing Authority.
Residents of South Carolina can request free test kits on the state government website; completed forms can be faxed, emailed or mailed to the state Radon Program. In Missouri, homeowners fill out and submit online forms to request kits that are offered through the Department of Health and Senior Services. To qualify for a free test kit, residents of New York must have had a radon mitigation system installed within a year or must purchase a home with new radon-resistant construction. Other New York residents may apply for a discounted kit through the state Department of Health.
A program designated for Pennsylvania residents through the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic offers free kits. The program ensures that the tests, laboratory processing, shipping and reporting are also free of charge. Distributed by region, these kits are processed in a Pennsylvania DEP-certified laboratory and are limited to one per household.
Some private companies offer free radon testing equipment, including Free-Radon-Test-Kits.com; however, the EPA recommends that homeowners check the credentials of such companies. Free-Radon-Test-Kits.com offers rebates for test kits if consumers also purchase RadonSeal concrete sealer. This company does not charge additional laboratory or shipping fees and claims its kits are EPA-recommended.