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Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector Customer Reviews

 

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Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector
 
4.5

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Good instructions / manual (15)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Discrete (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Regular use (13)
    • Testing (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Average health (9), Athletic (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Tool - Recommended/Easy to Use

    This Meter/Monitor is a great tool. We've done some initial Radon testing with long-term test kits submitted for laboratory analysis - The result in one of our partially subterranian rooms this winter was...Read complete review

    This Meter/Monitor is a great tool. We've done some initial Radon testing with long-term test kits submitted for laboratory analysis - The result in one of our partially subterranian rooms this winter was 8.9 pCi/L. Since we wanted to try several Radon reduction/ mitigating techniques and know the results in days rather than months, I ordered the SafetySiren Pro Series 3 digital readout Meter after seeing the Reviews showing that nearly all buyers of this unit were pleased.

    While still winter, our initial reading in the same area in the room on this digital readout Meter was 8.4 pCi/L; this was most likely lower than before because we have been making an effort to open the window more often.

    To initially clear the air in the room, I opened the window and door in the room and ran a fan to blow air (and Radon) out the window for a few hours. The Meter updated values displayed hourly and beeped until the Radon level fell below 4 pCi/L. We will try a few different ventilation techniques in the room over a period of time to see what works best without requiring excessive power consumption, noise, drafts, etc.

    I was pleased to find that the direct plug-in power supply provided and used with the Meter is UL Listed.

    I fully agree with most of the valuable comments made by Gus T on 1/6/2010. Here are the key comments of his which were most useful to me: "This is a great investment and worth every penny. The only real complaint I had was that the manual should have made a couple of things a little more clear. I read reviews where some complained about no battery backup, so people thought the unit would have to start over if they lost power, but the unit will actually retain the reading in memory until it regains power, so thats good enough for me.

    Also, if it goes to 4.0 or above at any time, the LED will be lit up beside (L) long term and won't switch over to (S) short term until radon levels are below 4.0. Again this is no big deal and they did this on purpose, but it would have beeen nice if it was made clear in the manual. The unit is made in the USA up in MI, which is also good. Go ahead and get one."

    After we get this room's Radon level under control, we plan to move the Meter to the next room which reached 7 pCi/L when we measured with a long-term test kit. In the meantime, we're ventilating that room much more than before. Once that room is taken care of, we plan to offer/loan the Meter to my brother-in-law to check his home as well.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Known Defect

    This product has been know for it's defect, as per my mitigation guy. It will not stay in the "S" mode when that's what I set it at. It automatically...Read complete review

    This product has been know for it's defect, as per my mitigation guy. It will not stay in the "S" mode when that's what I set it at. It automatically goes into the "L" mode and will not return to the "S" mode. This happens intermittently; and the reading is not over 4.0. This product is about my health, and the health of my lungs. Which I consider very important as I have lost a loved one from lung cancer caused by radon. I am extremely disappointed, and want a replacement that works properly!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Need faster mitigating tool (48 hrs)

    By Ron

    from Maine

    About Me Average Health

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Instructions
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Regular Use

      Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

      Wanted for mitigating. 48 hour delay from "reset" is too slow. Understand the ruling on it. Would be nice to have a way to "one time" reset with immediate results, like a geiger counter does.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By Francine

      from Bowie, MD

      About Me Average Health

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Testing

        Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

        Great product!! Saved our lives!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great - peace of mind in a box

        By Fane Roberts

        from Sayre, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Perfect For The Job
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Monitoring Room By Room
          • Regular Use
          • Testing

          Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

          We were looking for a device that would allow periodic monitoring of each room in our home. Professional testing revealed high levels of radon, and after the system was placed, the level dropped to 0.8, an excellent result. But, we wanted to monitor the rooms over the garage as well as confirm the post-installation test results. This unit works perfectly and gave the same result as the pro test.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Continuous readout and simple to use

          By Jeff

          from East Walpole, MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Instructions
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Regular Use

            Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

            Easy to use right out of the box. Unit provides continuous readout. Just plug it in.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            As a Inspectors

            By MWM Inspectors

            from Denver CO

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

            I have used this in a few houses for testing and they work great. They where next to a charcoal canister the reading came but the same or .3 off. So I think they are a great tool to have.

             
            5.0

            Easy to use and accurate

            By Aaron

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me 31yr Old Male, Athletic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Clear Instructions
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Regular Use
              • Short Long Term Testing

              Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

              The instructions are short, simple, and easy to follow. I essentially just plugged it in and in 48hrs got the same results as a mail in short term radon test I did a few weeks prior. We then reset the unit and put it in another room on another floor. I have done this a dozen times now recording results all over our house. I am experimenting with opening windows to see the effect on radon in each area. We are also testing the homes we grew up and staid in during school. We should have a picture of our radon exposure throughout our lives.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Tool - Recommended/Easy to Use

              By Medical/Product Safety Engineer

              from Atascadero, CA

              About Me Average Health

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Discrete
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable
              • U L Listed Power Supply

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Confirm Radon Level Low
                • Regular Use
                • Testing

                Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

                This Meter/Monitor is a great tool. We've done some initial Radon testing with long-term test kits submitted for laboratory analysis - The result in one of our partially subterranian rooms this winter was 8.9 pCi/L. Since we wanted to try several Radon reduction/ mitigating techniques and know the results in days rather than months, I ordered the SafetySiren Pro Series 3 digital readout Meter after seeing the Reviews showing that nearly all buyers of this unit were pleased.

                While still winter, our initial reading in the same area in the room on this digital readout Meter was 8.4 pCi/L; this was most likely lower than before because we have been making an effort to open the window more often.

                To initially clear the air in the room, I opened the window and door in the room and ran a fan to blow air (and Radon) out the window for a few hours. The Meter updated values displayed hourly and beeped until the Radon level fell below 4 pCi/L. We will try a few different ventilation techniques in the room over a period of time to see what works best without requiring excessive power consumption, noise, drafts, etc.

                I was pleased to find that the direct plug-in power supply provided and used with the Meter is UL Listed.

                I fully agree with most of the valuable comments made by Gus T on 1/6/2010. Here are the key comments of his which were most useful to me: "This is a great investment and worth every penny. The only real complaint I had was that the manual should have made a couple of things a little more clear. I read reviews where some complained about no battery backup, so people thought the unit would have to start over if they lost power, but the unit will actually retain the reading in memory until it regains power, so thats good enough for me.

                Also, if it goes to 4.0 or above at any time, the LED will be lit up beside (L) long term and won't switch over to (S) short term until radon levels are below 4.0. Again this is no big deal and they did this on purpose, but it would have beeen nice if it was made clear in the manual. The unit is made in the USA up in MI, which is also good. Go ahead and get one."

                After we get this room's Radon level under control, we plan to move the Meter to the next room which reached 7 pCi/L when we measured with a long-term test kit. In the meantime, we're ventilating that room much more than before. Once that room is taken care of, we plan to offer/loan the Meter to my brother-in-law to check his home as well.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Tony

                from New Jersey

                About Me Athletic, Average Health

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • A-okay On All 5
                • Clear Instructions
                • Discrete
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Regular Use

                  Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

                  Service and delivery perfect

                   
                  4.0

                  Better safe then sorry .

                  By Hobby Trk

                  from Montana

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Instructions
                  • Easy To Use
                  • This Is My 2nd Detector

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

                      Good

                       
                      5.0

                      I like this product.

                      By Gene

                      from Cowpens,S.C.

                      About Me Average Health

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Instructions
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Regular Use

                        Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

                        I've been wanting to know for some time about the Radon level in my home. When I first plugged it it and it ran it's first 48 hours, I had a reading of 5.6 pCi/L. I installed a exhaust fan in my crawl space now my level is at 0.5 pCi/L. This gives me a good piece of mind to be able to monitor and keep the levels as low as I can.

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