Before buying a home, many people hire inspectors to take a look at the property. In general, these inspectors perform a variety of tests to check for harmful substances or chemicals in a residence. A radon test may be part of this process, depending on the inspector you hire. During a real estate transaction, radon testing is usually done with a 48-hour electron test, simply because time is of the essence. However, there are other testing options that can be used, such as the following:
- Activated charcoal test kits
- Continuous radon monitors
- Electret radon measurement devices
Regardless of the type of test used, the correct placement and calibration of the test is essential in obtaining an accurate result. Depending on where you live, there may be requirements that testing is completed by licensed providers to avoid errors.