It’s That Time of Year Again – Warm Weather Radon Testing Standards

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It’s That Time of Year Again – Warm Weather Radon Testing Standards

The first warm days of Summer are here. It’s a natural tendency to want to open the windows and take in the fresh air. We agree… except when a Radon Test is scheduled to be performed.

The Radon Test scheduled during a real estate transaction will require all parties to follow the EPA Testing Standard called “Closed House Conditions” during the radon test period of at least 48 hours. What does that mean to you?

Very simply, the entire house must be kept closed 12 hours prior to and during the radon test period, this includes all windows, doors, and any ventilation that will discharge air to the exterior of the home, along with a few systems operation restrictions which may or may not apply to your home. The testing allows for normal entry and exit to and from a home.

Radon is an important health concern to most home buyers and following the testing protocols is critical to achieving accurate test results. At the time of the testing, Tiger will provide a Radon Testing Notice with specific directions for maintaining compliance with the EPA Radon Testing Standards, as testing is time-sensitive in a real estate transaction. If the home occupants cannot comply with the Radon Testing Protocols, communication among Realtors and their clients is invaluable prior to the scheduled test to explore testing options.

To learn more about radon testing, review the EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon. 

Tiger’s Certified Radon Professionals are available to answer your questions regarding Radon Testing: 800-328-4677.