July 14th, 2012 11:04 AM by Dan Howard
How can I tell if my radon tester or mitigator has a valid license?The PA DEP website has a page to validate licenses. It is not silly to check that site. This inspector has discovered both testers and mitigators operating without a license. One such individual had been on a major Realtor franchise preferred list. That particular incident was discovered when the radon test revealed that the level of the radon was over 30 pCi/l in a home with a mitigation system installed by that mitigator. That website can be found on links from our websites.
That link is: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/brp/Radon_Division/Rn_Services_Directory/Directory_Mainpage.htm
If a system is installed, can we be sure that the radon is safe?This has a surprising answer. Simply put, no! We have found improperly installed or modified so as to not operate. When a mitigator installs a system in PA, they are required to test the home for radon within 30 days of completion of the system. Due diligence starts with reviewing that test and make decisions based upon those results and the testing method.