Radon testing measures your home, building, or office to detect if there is a safe level of radon presence within the structure.
Generally, structures that test over 4.0 pCi/L are deemed to be properties where radon mitigation is a suggested remedy.
There are two types of radon testing devices, passive and active. Passive testing devices don’t need an electrical source of power to collect the presence of radon within the structure. The collection chambers housing measured radon are sent to a laboratory for analysis. Active testing equipment needs electric power and are continuous monitoring devices.
Outside of overall concerns about the indoor health of your home or facility, elevated radon levels have become a hot button issue in real estate transactions. Heightened awareness has added to a spike in pre-sale home inspections.
Currently, there are no enforceable regulations on indoor radon levels. Recommendations are plentiful and guidelines are in place based on extensive research. The EPA has stressed the need for mitigation in structures with average levels of 4.0 or higher.