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By May 21, 2018Radon Testing

What kind of radon test do I need?

Choosing the right test for your home requires a little basic knowledge. Why you are performing the test and how long you want to test are important factors to be considered. Shorter tests offer a quicker result while longer tests are more accurate and reliable, and sometimes a combination of the two is your best option.

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This video should help you decide which test is right for you!

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  • Amy B says:

    Thanks for the video explanation. Curious why do a long term 90 day test instead of a 2 day charcoal screening? Video mentions the long term Radtrak is the perfect test.. why?

    • Dan Roak says:

      This is a good question. The answer is because radon levels in the home fluctuate. Weather, temperature, barometric pressure, air exchange rates and HVAC operation can all contribute to the radon level in the home. A 2-day screening will provide a fast and convenient feedback, but the result may not be representative of the annual average radon level in the home if the screening happened to be performed during a peak or valley in the home’s radon levels. The longer the test period the better the statistical average.
      Conversely, a long term test may not be as necessary if the home has an excessively high radon level. There are pro’s and con’s to each testing method. The Rapidos short term test kit, with its 10+ day measurement period, offers a nice alternative and happy medium between a short term screening and long term test.
      Thanks for posting the question.

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