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Accurate Home Radon Testing Columbus services

By Salinasally Subscribe to RSS | August 7th 2012 | Views:

Home buying is not without its responsibilities. Getting a home inspected thoroughly before investing in it is a wise thought. Choosing the right home inspection services becomes important here. A home inspection service evaluates the structure, plumbing and electrical lines, air conditioning system, roof leakage, wall leaks, basement, landscaping and more. They also indulge in Radon testing, water testing and mold and termite inspection as well. Of all the tests conducted what seems to be most important is radon testing. Radon is a radioactive gas that can enter you home through cracks or holes. Radon is a dangerous substance that can cause lung cancer. Not all inspection services can conduct radon testing as it requires special skills.

Most home buyers prefer to opt for Do-it-yourself charcoal test kits to check the radon content but this cannot be 100% foolproof. It is necessary to opt for a professional home radon testing Columbus service for monitoring and elimination of radon. The service comes at a price, but the customer should take care to check with a few radon testing service providers to get the best bargain. There is no doubt that the contractor should provide accurate tests results. The contractor should check at the lowest livable area in a property and the testing device should be kept away from drafts or vents. The testing device is left for evaluation for about 48 hours after which it is removed and then the contamination is checked. Ensure that the testing device is not tampered with to avoid faulty results.

The testing equipment used by the home radon testing Columbus contractors should be approved by USEPA. The results will give hourly concentration of the substance as well as the average radon level. Most inspection services offer free onsite estimate, hence make complete use of it. During the site visit clarify all doubts you have on mind about home radon testing. Get a list of reference if required. The quotation should include their services in elaborate and their pricing. Seek for discounts. It would be wise to get a written estimate to avoid future confrontation. As far as possible avoid telephonic interviews and estimates. The inspection team should be well trained and equipped to handle the job. The supervisor should be certified in Radon Remediation.

Apart from relevant certification the crew members should be tested by the EPA and certified by both NEHA and NRSB. The home radon testing Columbus services should be able to provide a clear warranty. Read the contract carefully before signing on the dotted lines. Check for any fine prints. The radon testing contractor needs to be licensed and insured. Before finalizing the deal check if the contractor will abide by the EPA radon mitigation standards (RMS). They should also adhere to the state and local codes. Before starting the actual radon test, the contractor should perform routine diagnostic test.

The contractor needs to identify locations where the testing device needs to be placed inorder to get accurate results. There are different types of radon tests conducted depending on the client’s requirement.

Salinasally - About Author:
The author is crew member in a reputed Home Radon Testing Columbus service and loves to educate people on radon testing methods and strategies.

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