Understanding Radon Testing and Expert Recommendations
A test must be conducted to determine if you need a radon mitigating system. Considering that radon is invisible and cannot be smelled, you need special equipment to know if it is present.
There are two types of radon tests, depending on the devices employed – passive testing and active testing.
To make passive radon testing devices function, you don’t need power. Such devices can include alpha track detectors, electret ion chamber detectors, charcoal liquid scintillators and charcoal canisters. Passive radon devices are generally cheap in cost, whether they are meant for short-term or long-term use.
As opposed to passive testing, devices used for active testing testing devices, which provide hourly as as well as full test readings, need power to run. These devices include continuous radon monitors and continuous working level monitors, both of which make active testing more …