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By scheduling a radon test with us, you are asking us to test for the presence of radon in the terms set forth below.
The fee for our radon testing is $150.00. Payment is due at the time of inspection or before. The inspection findings, written or verbal, will not be released until payment is received. The Client agrees to pay all legal and time expenses incurred in collecting past due payments.
We will perform a radon inspection of the home/building to measure the radon level in the air by the use of an approved continuous radon monitor or short-term charcoal collection device. This will require a minimum of 48 hours, but may take longer. If a continuous radon monitor is used, the results will be available within 24 hours of the test completion time. If a charcoal collection device is used, will deliver the testing device to a recognized laboratory and provide you with a written report when we receive the laboratory’s results (usually within 2-3 days.) Inspector will report test results only to the Client.
Limit of Liability / Confidentiality:
The Client understands that our control of the above test conditions is limited to the actual placement of the test device. Any tampering or manipulation of the test conditions prior to or during the test period are out of our control and may adversely affect the accuracy of the testing. The fee is due whether or not the occupants comply with test conditions. Changes in heating and ventilation may raise or lower radon levels. Inclement weather such as storms or high winds can contribute to unreliable test results. Since radon levels can vary greatly from season to season as well as from room to room, this screening measurement only serves to indicate the potential for a radon problem. Changing soil conditions can also affect results from year to year. The test results are only an average of radon concentrations in the area tested during the period the measurement device was exposed. The EPA and Spin Radon suggest regular follow-up measurements be made.
The Client agrees that the liability of Spin Radon or its agents, employees and inspectors for claims or damages, costs of defense and suit, attorney’s fees, or expenses and payment arising out of, or in any way connected with, errors or omissions in the radon testing, or in the testing report shall be limited only up to the cost of the inspection fee, and the Client releases us from any additional liability. The report is nontransferable and use or reliance upon the report by anyone other than Client is not authorized. Client agrees to indemnify and hold Inspector harmless from any damages, losses or claims brought against Inspector by third parties to whom Client has released the report in contravention of this Agreement, including reasonable attorney fees.
Spin Radon is not responsible for correcting or mitigating radon issues. As a courtesy, we may offer comments related to radon mitigation, but these will not obligate us to create or implement a mitigation plan. The test and report are in no way a guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding present or future use or habitability of the tested structure.
Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that may be harmful to humans. The amount of radon in the air is measured in picocuries of radon gas per liter of air, or “pCi/L.” While any radon exposure creates some risk to health, the EPA considers a level of 4 pCi/L or higher dangerous and recommends that you take remedial measures to reduce or eliminate radon.
We will perform the radon testing in accordance with current industry standards in the area.
Property Owner Agreement:
If you are the property owner, you must comply with our instructions. If you are the property owner, you understand that, as part of our radon testing, we will leave certain equipment in your residence. If the equipment is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed while in your residence, you agree to pay us for the cost to replace the equipment with identical new equipment.
The following requirement must be maintained in order to achieve a valid test:
1. All exterior windows on all levels of the building must be kept closed. All exterior doors must be kept closed except for momentary entry and exit.
2. These “closed building conditions” must have been maintained for 12-hours prior to the start of the test as well as throughout duration of the test.
3. The thermostat must be set to normal occupied operating conditions with the temperature set between 65° and 80° F.
4. The radon test device must not be moved, covered, or tampered with.
5. High volume, whole-house, and window fans must not be operated. Fireplaces or wood stoves shall not be operated unless they are the primary heat source.
6. Excessive use of clothes dryers, range hoods and bath fans should be avoided.
The ANSI-AARST Radon Standards recommend that radon measurements conducted for real estate transactions be performed using tamper-detection methods. Be forewarned that the radon monitor is capable of detecting and recording if the monitor is moved, and the hourly readings recorded will reveal any unusual swings in the radon concentration, temperature, barometric pressure, and relative humidity. The tester may choose to invalidate the test result if it appears the results are unreliable due to the suspicion of tampering. Should that occur, the seller may incur the cost of a retest.