Category: Radon Testing FAQ - WNC Independent Labs
The house already has a radon mitigation system – do we need a radon test?
January 31, 2022
YES! A radon test should be done every year or two to ensure that the mitigation system is still working properly. They have mechanical motors and just like any motor they eventually wear out. We have also seen systems that were turned off or unplugged (usually because someone didn’t realize what it was).Read More
Where do you test for radon? Why test for radon in the lowest, finished, living area?
January 30, 2022
The concern is long term exposure, so the test should be conducted in an area where people will spend a significant amount of time (which is usually a finished living area). The lowest level is used as radon comes up from the ground and as it travels up through the house, there are more opportunities....Read More
Why didn’t you (or won’t you) test for radon in the crawl space?
January 17, 2022
The concern is long term exposure, so the test should be conducted in an area where people will spend a significant amount of time – most people do not spend a significant amount of time in the crawlspace. Additionally, houses (especially newer homes) are more airtight than most crawl spaces, making it easier for radon....Read More
Arranging access with the seller
January 14, 2022
If you are buying a house (or are a buyer’s agent) ordering services with us: Please let us know if you have (or are) a buyer’s agent. Please let us know if you would like us to copy your agent on everything.If it’s listed in Canopy MLS (Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, etc) – we can....Read More
What is radon? Why should we test for Radon?
January 12, 2022
According to the CDC: “Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas. It occurs naturally and is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.” and “Uranium is found in small amounts in most rocks and soil. It slowly breaks down to other products such as radium, which breaks down to radon.”....Read More
Radon Water Testing
January 7, 2022
According to the CDC, “Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas”. The CDC also says “High levels of dissolved radon are found in the groundwater in some areas flowing through granite”; however, it also says “Showering, washing dishes, and laundering can disturb the water and release radon gas into the air you breathe”. Radon....Read More
Radon Testing: Do we need to be home
January 6, 2022
We do need inside the home to set and pick up the test. If the house is listed with an agent, we will arrange access with them. Otherwise, we will need someone home, or access to a lockbox, spare key, door code, etc. Do not touch, bump, move, or otherwise interact with the testing box.....Read More
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