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How to Use a Radon Tester

radon tester

You can purchase a radon tester to check the amount of radon in your home. The process involves sealing a sealed packet and placing it in the home’s basement or above the ground level. You should close windows and doors 12 hours before the test. Short-term tests should not be conducted during periods of high winds or severe storms. To be sure the test is accurate, you should record the time when you first activated the packet.

What Is a Radon Test?

Choose a certified radon tester. The EPA’s Radon Measurement Proficiency Program (NRPP) lists certified radon measurement devices. If you’re in doubt, check the NRPP, NRSB, or state certification of the testing company. Ask for photo identification and a contractor identification number on the test report. Make sure the tester follows all manufacturer instructions. Check the label and read the instructions before using the tester.

Homeowners can also use a radon tester themselves. Many radon kits are designed to measure the radon levels in a home for up to 90 days. These tests are more accurate because they reflect the average radon levels throughout the year. A DIY radon test involves placing the measuring device in the lowest level of the house, such as the basement. Short-term tests should be repeated within 90-365 days to ensure the radon level remains low.

The Airthings Corentium is a battery-operated, portable radon detector that can be placed anywhere in the house, including basements and crawl spaces. Its small size makes it convenient to use, and it also allows you to place the device anywhere in the home, whether the conditions are humid or dry. The tester’s results are provided instantly, and you don’t have to worry about lab fees or postage.

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