Better Radon Testing

I Utilize Tamper Resistant Radon Testing For Your Protection

The Radalink Radon TeleMonitor monitors and transmits radon data to the testing facility.Independent Inspectors, Inc. introduces the most advanced radon testing technology in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia.  The Radalink Radon TeleMonitor.

I am a trained and certified Radon Measurement Technician.  This gives me the qualifications necessary to set up and conduct a radon test with this equipment.  Without the training and certification, one can not gain access to this equipment from the manufacturer.

A Must For Real Estate Transaction Radon Testing

Tamper Resistant Features For Your Protection...

EPA strongly urges the use of tamper resistant techniques when conducting a radon test in the context of a real estate transaction. The TeleMonitor is equipped with a tilt sensor that will log any time the monitor is moved and a line power sensor that will record if the power source changes from AC to battery and back to AC. Hourly readings of the radon concentration, temperature, relative humidity and barometric pressure will record any unusual fluctuations resulting from Protocol violations. It is extremely difficult to compromise a Radalink test.

This self-contained monitor, which includes an electronic sampling device, tamper detectors, and a computer, transmits the data to Radalink’s central analysis facility through a built-in modem. A complete report is available within minutes after the EPA 48 hour test duration is met.  The state of the art TeleMonitor makes it easy to fit a radon test into the inspection contingency time frame.

Remember, the EPA, Surgeon General, and Consumer Federation of America recommend all home buyers test for radon because this  Class A carcinogen is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Home Buyers....Here is What You Need To Do About Radon

If the home has already been tested for radon...

    • If you're thinking of buying a home, you may either decide to accept the test results from the seller, ask the seller to do another test, or you may ask for a new test to be conducted by me.
    • If you plan to use the seller's test, find out as soon as possible from the seller:
      1. The results of the previous test.
      2. Who conducted the previous test:  the homeowner, a radon professional or some other person.
      3. What technology was used to conduct the test.  Charcoal canisters?
      4. Where in the home the previous test was taken, especially if you may plan to live in a lower level of the home.  For example, the test may have been taken on the first floor; however, you may want to live in a basement which is not currently lived in but which is suitable for occupancy without renovation.
      5. What, if any, structural changes or alterations have been made to the house since the test was done.  Such changes might affect radon levels. 
    • If you decide that a new test is needed, you should discuss it with the seller as soon as possible and it should be conducted by me using the Radalink equipment.

If the home has not yet been tested for radon...

    • Make sure that a radon test is done as soon as possible.  You should consider including provisions in the contract specifying who should conduct the test, what type of test to do, when to do the test, and how the seller and the buyer will share the test results, test costs and, if necessary, when radon mitigation measures should be taken and who should pay for them.
    • Make sure that the test is done in the lowest level of the home suitable for occupancy.  This means the lowest level that you are going to use as living space which is finished or does not require renovations prior to use.  I can help you make some of these decisions and of course perform the test.

If You Are Buying a New Home, This Information is For You

New homes can be built with radon-resistant features that minimize radon entry and allow easier fixing of radon problems that could occur later.  These features cost less if installed during construction than if added to an existing home.  In most new homes, use of radon-resistant features will keep radon levels to below 2pCi/L.

Builders can incorporate radon-resistant features into the homes they build.  Some states, counties and local jurisdictions may adopt radon-resistant construction features in their building codes, which builders must then follow.  Radon-resistant construction standards can be applied depending on the radon potential in a particular area.  Many builders already use radon resistant building features.

    • New home buyers should ask if radon-resistant construction techniques have been built into the new home they are considering for purchase. 
    • Buyers should also ask whether information about radon is available.
    • For custom-built homes, the buyer should discuss radon resistant features with the builder, including the cost.
    • Occupants of newly constructed homes should have their homes tested for radon.  A long-term test will provide a reading that is more representative of the home's year round average radon level.  However, short-term tests may be used to determine if elevated radon levels exists.
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