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How accurate are do-it-yourself (DIY) radon test kits?

Very accurate
15%
Somewhat accurate
76%
Not accurate
7%
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Question: How accurate are do-it-yourself (DIY) radon test kits?
Top Answer (76% of 13 votes): Somewhat accurate.

Answer: Very accurate
Explanation: Air Check is a very reliable test. The state of MN 'spikes' hundreds evey year...sending them to a radon chamber to expose the test to a known level of radon.
Minnesota Mold Inspection, LLC
Answer: Somewhat accurate
Explanation: DIY kits are accurate to a degree but a professional continuous monitor machine which has been regularly calibrated and used by a professional certified tester is the most accurate
Mass Radon
Answer: Very accurate
Explanation: The kits you can purchase at local big box stores work pretty good. They take weeks to get the results back to you so if you want it for a real estate transaction give me a call. My equipment gives you an accurate reading within 48 hours.
Four County Home Inspection Service, LLC
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Answer: Somewhat accurate
Explanation: DIY kits are typically a charcoal canister which is sent to a lab for readings. We us CRM's (continous radon monitors) to test with. They take a reading every hour and have anti-tampering sensors.
Worsley Inspections LLC
Answer: Somewhat accurate
Explanation: THE DIY kits work but cannot be used in a real estate transaction
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
Answer: Somewhat accurate
Explanation: You get what you pay for.
Total Check-Up Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Somewhat accurate
Explanation: Proper training is required to get a reliable radon measurement.
Spire Home Inspection
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