Updated on April 9, 2020
Being a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas, human senses cannot detect radon. For inspection and testing special equipment’s and devices are used. Taron testing can be of two categories, short-term testing and long-term testing.
To perform a short-term test, it is compulsory to close doors and windows as much as for maximum time and there should be no fan facility to avoid any kind of air transmission between outdoor and indoor atmosphere. For accurate short-term test, it is much needed to confirm the exact amount of radon in a place so that further precautions can be done. Short-term devices that can be helpful for conducting the test are electret ion compartments, alpha-track gauges and charcoal patches.
As the radon levels wave time to time, accurate readings can be attained with the help of long-term test. These tests monitor radon levels for approximately ninety days. Alpha-track gauges and electret ion chamber detectors are normally used to perform long-term radon tests. Moreover, the tests are low-priced and simple to perform. One can get the device from the store. For precise upshots, it is compulsory to follow the test directions thoroughly and sensibly. Test kits are placed in the basement or in the lowest level of the home. Only work to do is to place the device at the right place and that’s all. When the test duration is complete, the sample are crammed and the specimens are sent to the lab for analysis and after examination results are collected and the level of radon is found out.
Huge variety of radon tester is available in the market. Digital test kits are being widely used now a days. Digital test kits are reusable and their life span is 10 years. Digital test kits require AC/DC power connection to perform testing. Such kind of testers records the tests thoroughly and anyone can get them when needed. There are different modes in the tester to show on screen test for one day, one week and so on. Such kind of testers are expedient, precise, multi-functioned, portable and easy to use. Place unit in basement. Power up the digital tester and the tester will start to perform its work.
Radon mitigation systems are widely used to control and to reduce the quantity of radon is a specified place. The installation process involves the drilling through basement. This drilling offers way to ground a pathway to underground radon gas. Drilling is done with heavy drill bits. After the drilling is done the next step is the fitting of the piping assembly. The pipes are installed including elbows to provide an appropriate channel to release radon gas to outer atmosphere. Next step is the installation of the fan outside house. Fan is compulsory to suck the gas from bottom and to release it to outer atmosphere. After installation of fan in the assembly next step is the venting system. A piping assembly is attached at the outer end of the fan and is directed vertical up.