Different Radon Testing Devices
It is possible to order a radon test kit by mail from a qualified radon measurement services provider or laboratory. Though it often takes a long time to get results, and not all insurance companies or lending institutions will accept the results of a self-administered home test.
Qualified radon testing professional like the certified technicians at Affordable Remediation might use one or more of the following devices as part of a short-term or long-term radon testing process.
Passive Radon Testing Devices
These radon testing devices do not need power to function, which makes them a preferred option in areas where electricity isn’t convenient or readily available. They essentially take samples of the air in a home or outbuilding’s interior.
Some of them are resistant to interference and accidental disturbance. Many professional radon testing technicians will use them in concert with active radon testing devices.
Common passive radon testing devices include:
- Charcoal canisters
- Alpha-track detectors
- Charcoal liquid scintillation devices
- Electret ion chamber detectors
Active Radon Testing Devices
Active radon testing devices typically need a consistent electrical charge to continuously monitor the radon levels in the interior of your home or business. Many of them report information in a way that makes it easy to detect abnormal changes in radon levels, which can be a key indicator of accidental disturbance or tampering with the test. For this reason, a lot of official sources prefer tests that feature or at least include the use of active radon testing devices in concert with passive radon testing devices.