Testing For Radon

The state of Minnesota strongly recommends that any testing done for the purpose of a real estate transaction be conducted by a certified radon professional, using continuous monitoring equipment approved by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP).

AirCatThe radon inspections provided by Honest Home Inspection are conducted by our certified radon inspector, Christopher Meis, using the NRPP-approved Radalink Air Cat, a short-term continuous monitoring device.

We chose this device because it monitors not only the radon levels, but also the air temperature, humidity, and air pressure inside the building. Testing takes 48 hours. Once testing is completed, the monitor readings are delivered to the lab electronically, and results are emailed to the client within an hour of the test being completed.

Here is a quick video that outlines the performance features of our testing equipment:

Honest Home Inspection provides radon testing throughout the ten-county Twin Cities metro area. We work with home buyers, home sellers, and current home owners who simply want to know what the radon levels are in their home.

The EPA recommends that testing device(s) be placed in the lowest level of the home or business suitable for occupancy. This means testing in the lowest level (such as a basement) which a home owner could use as a living space.

The test must be conducted under closed conditions, which means keeping all windows closed, keeping doors closed except for normal entry and exit, and not operating fans or other machines which bring in air from outside.  Fans that are part of a radon-reduction system or small exhaust fans operating for only short periods of time may run during the test.

It is also vital that no one touch, tamper or move the monitor. Efforts to tamper with it or alter the indoor environment will be recorded by internal sensors. Willfully tampering with a radon test is prohibited by law and may result in civil penalties.

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