THE RADON GUYS
Short-Term TestUsing continuous radon monitors, radon measurements are obtained hourly over a 48-hour period. Usually only one monitor is needed per residential site. Exceptions to this rule:
- Homes larger that 2,000 sq. ft. per floor of space attached to the earth.
- Tri-levels, because they usually have more than one method of attachment to the earth (slab on grade as well as crawlspace). Radon is sometimes found to be higher in the living area above the crawlspace than in the living area above the slab.
(Standard for real estate transactions)
Long-Term TestThe long-term test uses an alpha-track detector and remains in your home for at least 90 days. These measurements are more indicative of the home’s annual radon level than a 48-hour test.
Radon Measurement Water TestIf your drinking water originates from a well, or from a public water system fed by a ground water source, your drinking water may be contaminated with radon. Radon in your water may also contribute to the level of airborne radon in your home. Using an accredited laboratory, our testing will determine whether your water is a significant source of radon in your home.
Verification TestingIf it has been two years since your home’s last radon test, verification testing is recommended to ensure radon levels have not changed as a result of shifting environmental conditions. Homeowners should also consider verification testing if significant changes have been made to the structure or mechanical systems in the home. Optimally, verification testing will be done during a different season from the previous test.
Post-Mitigation TestingFollowing the installation of a mitigation system, it is highly advisable to verify that the system is functioning to the required standard of less than 4.0 pCi/L.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS RADON??
Should I put the brakes on buying a house that has radon?
What exactly IS a radon mitigation system?
An ASD Radon Mitigation System is basically PVC piping attached to an in-line radon fan. The piping typically begins below the lowest floor of the structure’s foundation (basement or crawl space) and extends upward to an exit point above ground level. The radon fan is mounted in an inconspicuous location on the exterior of the home or in an attic space (or sometimes in the garage). When radon is released into the atmosphere, it is no longer hazardous as it is diluted by the outdoor air. Radon is only lethal when trapped indoors.
We are certified by the NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Program) and will thoroughly explain the best method to protect your family.