Home Inspection: Radon Testing


Radon is not easy to detect, since it is colorless and odorless, but it is nonetheless likely present in a property you are interested in acquiring. It is a deadly substance. You need a home inspection to come in and do certain tests, to tell how much of it is present, and how to get rid of it. The expertise of these inspectors is thus needed at such buying and selling times.

They need to do their tests at the lowest levels of the house, such as the basement. You should also know about how long and when the test should be done. The shortest length should be two days. Nothing should interfere with the progress of the test.

There are special gadgets used in such a test. They usually have those in stock. It is important to know about these equipment, to determine which home insepctor Battle Ground is best up to the job.

You will see some active and passive Battle Ground radon testing kits. The passive ones do not need electricity to work. They only need to be exposed to the air in the house for a given period, as per their settings. They are then collected and sent to a lab for analysis. These passive gadgets serve their purpose in both long and short-term testing. They are not too costly. They are also great at minimizing the negative impact of interferences to the test.

Active testing kits cannot function without electricity. They come with continuous radon monitors and continuous working levels monitors in place. They shall thus keep recording and measuring the radon amounts and the decay products in the air. They can also detect and report unusual spikes in radon levels as the test progresses. The inspectors shall then explain what those spikes mean. They are designed to point out and remove parts of the results that were spikes. They are thus the more reliable kits for such tests.

To make sure that the results are not tampered with by the interferences, you need a device that shall not stop recording the levels as time goes. Motion detectors shall tell when there was some interference. They also also great at telling when there were changes in the test conditions. The proximity detectors are used to show when people walked into the test area. Such are the factors that interfere with the results.

It is by also understanding the weather conditions during the test that you can tell how effective the results were. Temperature readings will also tell if there was an intrusion into the test area. It was better if the window and doors were kept sealed.

As an act of good faith, there should be a non-interference agreement signed before inspectors start working. These points make up what needs to happen for an effective inspection to begin.