The Sun Nuclear Corporation, Model 1028 is US EPA verified, NEHA-NRPP listed and evaluated and approved by the NRSB for use in real estate transaction testing. It is an intelligently designed and patented electronic detection device for measuring radon gas that has been used commercially since 1986.
- 48-Hour Continuous Radon Monitor Testing ordered with a home inspection and started during that home inspection..........$175
- 48-Hour Continuous Radon Monitor Testing ordered after having purchased a home inspection that has already been performed and is started at a later date for that same home and same client..........$190
- 48-Hour Continuous Radon Monitor Testing (without a home inspection).........$200
Your Responsibilities When You Order a Radon Test
Please Carefully Read All of the Following
Prior to your test appointment, it is your responsibility to notify the home's current owners/occupants, listing agents, and buyer agents of your intention to have radon testing performed and to notify the home's owners/occupants of the importance maintaining of all of the proper testing conditions, specified below.
You must provide the owners/occupants the following instructions and make sure you obtain their consent to perform the test and that they are in agreement with complying with and maintaining all of the testing conditions that must begin at least 12 hours prior to starting your radon testing.
Prior to and During the Radon Test
1. Closed-house conditions MUST BE maintained for at least 12 hours before the beginning of the test and during the entire test period.
Closed-house conditions mean keeping all windows closed, keeping doors closed except for normal entry and exit, and not operating fans or other systems or equipment which bring in fresh air from outside, such as air exchangers.
Only equipment and systems that recirculate interior air may be operated during the testing period. The home’s heating and cooling systems may be operated normally during the test. Small exhaust fans, such as bathroom, laundry room, and kitchen exhaust fans that vent interior air to the home's exterior, may be operated but only for short periods during the test.
2. If a radon-reduction system is in place, make sure the system is working properly and that it is operating during the entire radon test.
3. The radon testing equipment, its location, and conditions MUST NOT BE ALTERED OR DISTURBED at any time during the test.
After the Radon Test
1. If an elevated radon level is found, fix the home. Contact a qualified radon reduction contractor about lowering the radon level. EPA recommends that you fix the home when the average radon level is 4 pCi/L or more.
2. If the average radon level is 4 pCi/L or less, it is a good idea to retest your home in the future to be sure radon levels remain low. Also, if your living patterns change and you plan to begin occupying a level of your home that is below the level previously tested, such as renovating or finishing off a basement, it is especially important to retest your home on that lower level before you begin and again once the work is completed.