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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Using a licensed radon technician ensures that the test is conducted with properly maintained and calibrated equipment, the required testing conditions are established, and provides oversight to monitor for unusual conditions or test interference. Time is also a big factor in real estate transaction tests and results from professional continuous radon monitors are available the same day the test ends.
We provide radon testing services for dozens of local home inspectors. We recommend that you ask your home inspector about whether or not they use our services specifically. If they do, go ahead and order the test through them to streamline your inspection process. If they don’t use our service, we’d still love the opportunity to serve you – we’re just a phone call away.
Not sure what to expect? Here’s a high-level view of the testing process:
- The order is called in. Generally if we know by 2:00pm the day before, we can have the test on the next day’s schedule. Technicians typically have their field appointments from 9am-2pm Monday through Saturday. When taking the order we will take: your name, the reason for the test, any realtors or site contact information, the address of the property, the home inspector name, the home inspection time and date, any other appointment time preferences, and your report delivery instructions. The nature of the business does not allow us to schedule or guarantee firm appointment times until the day prior to the appointment.
- Between 3pm-6pm the day prior to the test set up date, technicians finalize their route and timing. They will do their best to be at home inspections and meet any preferred appointment times. They will call the appropriate party to arrange access to the property. The majority of our technicians have Sentri keycards, allowing them, with proper permission only, access to the property. If possible, the technician will try to relay the Closed Building Conditions (link to document) to the residents or person in control of the property. Since they often have no way to contact that person directly, it is important for buyers to tell their agent that they have scheduled a radon inspection so that word may be passed along to the seller’s agent, and then to the seller.
- The technician arrives at the appointment time, verifies or establishes Closed Building Conditions, and sets the required number of monitors in appropriate locations. Tamper detecting techniques are employed and instructions and postings are left at the residence for the duration of the test. At this point we will know if the minimum testing period will be 48 hours or if it will need to be extended.
- The equipment is left at the property.
- Between 3pm-6pm the day prior to the pick up, the technician will finalize their route and timing and call the appropriate person to arrange access to the home to retrieve the equipment.
- The technician arrives at the home, checks for tampering, retrieves the paperwork, postings, and equipment. They may have a general idea of the results at this point, but no results are final until the data is processed and reviewed.
- The technician uploads the data to the office along with their notes and the file and data is reviewed by the office, the report is assembled and released. Payment for our service is required before the reports are released but final reports are ready the same day the test ends.