Radon measurement and testing can be short-term, long-term, or a continuous activity depending on the need and budget. A case of an unusual spike on the radon level warrants continuous monitoring. In any case, it is important to know the level of radon at your home or office to ensure good health. Radon is a product of natural decomposition of rocks and soils and cannot be eliminated. However, with due diligence, it can be lowered to an acceptable level.
Measurement of radon level can use either a passive or an active radon monitor. A passive radon monitor does not require power to work, and typically small and lightweight. Also, data from a passive radon monitor would need to be sent to a laboratory for analysis and evaluation. Some examples of passive radon monitors include charcoal canisters, electret ion chambers, and alpha track detectors. An active radon monitor is an electronic device which would mean it requires some sort of power to operate. Usually, a standard AC wall outlet or battery is enough to supply the power needed.
A continuous radon monitor (CRM) falls under the active radon monitor group. Here are some of the benefits of using a continuous radon monitor:
- A high-end continuous radon monitor device comes with a test, analysis, and reporting applications. You do not have to manually monitor and record the radon level. The preparation of reports especially for government compliance becomes easier and more accurate. Also, most of these reporting applications would allow you to customize a report.
- Usually, it has a built-in digital readout that you can use to display the current radon level. Some high-end continuous radon monitors would be able to retain historical radon levels for a long period which you can send to laboratories for further analysis. You do not need to manually keep records as they are saved for you to retrieve.
- Other models of continuous radon monitors are equipped with miscellaneous environmental sensors that can measure ambient temperature, barometric pressure, and relative humidity. You can use these additional sensors information to draw an association between the radon level and other factors that would allow you to make a better decision as to when to get radon mitigation.
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