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Our Review of
EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
Active Testing

This page is part of our series reviewing and summarizing the Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon. This series is for our Lake Tahoe viewers, since Lake Tahoe is a high Radon area, according to the EPA. By getting Radon detection and Radon mitigation, you can live more healthfully amidst the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

On the prior page, we discussed the EPA's definition of Passive Radon Testing devices, which they define as not needing a power source. If you missed that page and want to go back, just click on one of the navigation links below.

Active Radon testing devices require power to function, because these are continuous Radon monitors. Some of these include data loggers that record the amount of Radon or its decay products in the air. The EPA Guide states that although these tests may cost more, they may ensure a more reliable result.

Our experience...

We tried a Passive Testing Device by purchasing a Radon Test Kit, and followed the instructions for performing the test and sending the device to the lab. Then we received a report back in the mail. Even though the results were stellar and we did not need Radon mitigation, we thought about how this device only recorded the Radon for the short time period we had it setup in our home. Later, when we found that we could purchase a continuous testing device with a continuous readout of Radon levels, we purchased thebattery powered Radon Testing Device by Airthings. Since then, we have moved that device around our home, to view any possible Radon levels in various locations. Currently, we have two of these, one in the kitchen and another on a bookshelf in our family room, where these devices continuously tests for Radon and also continuously report levels. For us, having this Active Testing Device is like having a thermometer or a barometer on the wall. The Radon levels are actually quite miniscule, way below any of EPA charts, so viewing the readouts from time to time mostly just gives us continued peace of mind

This series is provided to inform about Radon at Lake Tahoe and beyond. On each page, you can view more by clicking on one of the navigation links below.

Find out if you have Radon...

Airthings air quality detectors
Airthings Home Radon and Air Quality Detectors

Airthings gets our glowing review for its line of air quality detectors. In particular, we have used the Airthings Corentium Radon Detector, and like it! We purchased our Airthings Corentium over seven years ago, and it has been reliable and accurate for detecting Radon levels in our home and office. It's definitely recommended for monitoring Radon. Plus, if you ever need to install any Radon mitigation devices, this constant monitoring device can help you to know how well your system is working, in order to keep your home Radon levels down. Check it out on Amazon, where you can read other reviews and get your best price.

Home Air Quality Monitors

A Radon detector is only one home monitor that you can use to check the indoor air quality of your home at Lake Tahoe and beyond. Here's a handy link to home air quality monitors and other air quality products.

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