Radon testing is a simple and painless process. For a real estate transaction, we’ll test in the lowest livable level of the home. The lowest livable level of the home may be a basement or the first floor.
A short term radon test must run for at least 48 hours. The test’s average is used to evaluate the need for mitigation. The Radalink AirCat monitor will collect data on the radon level for each hour of the test. It will also record control data to help ensure that the necessary conditions were maintained during the testing period. After the test period is completed, we upload the data to the lab and the report is sent out shortly. Results are usually available within an hour after testing.
Should you or your buyer choose to have us test for radon, your Sherlock Homes Inspector will set up, start, and begin radon testing. The radon test runs for a minimum of 48 hours. During the test, all doors and windows to the house must remain closed, except for normal exit and entry. Once the test is complete, we will return to retrieve the equipment and upload the data.
Many home buyers will want to test for Radon levels as part of their home inspection contingency. Open windows and doors can result in false high or low readings.