Clifton Park Radon Results Obtained by Home Inspectors During a Home Inspection


Home Inspection Radon Levels Obtained During a Home Inspection (2021)

Radon testing is an ancillary service that is performed during a home inspection by a licensed home inspector. Typically, homeowners do not randomly perform radon tests. During a real estate transaction, the buyer usually requests a radon test to be performed during the home inspection. Generally, the home inspector will place two radon charcoal canisters in the basement and or first floor to obtain readings. The home inspector will then return to home, pick up the canisters and send them off to a NYS Certified testing lab.

Usually, the lowest floor of a structure is tested during the home inspection. Sometimes if the seller does not consent to install a radon mitigation system if the results turn back elevated, the buyer may instruct the home inspector to test the 1st floor as that will be the floor the occupants will spend most of their time. In simple terms, Pci/L is the measurement of radon within the air. If the results are over 4.0 pCi/L the home inspector will recommend a radon mitigation system to be installed.





Shield Guard Home Inspections obtained data from the local health department to explore the general radon levels within Clifton Park.


Clifton Park Radon tests are usually performed in the basement and or the 1st floor of the structure.

The health department that regulates Clifton Park radon levels contained the following data:

Clifton Park Home Inspection Radon Test Results:




Radon tests performed during a home inspection in Clifton Park in the BASEMENT


436 Clifton Park Homes had the basement tested .

3.8 pCi/L was the average radon level

327 radon level results came back less than 4.0 pCi/L (normal readings)

101 radon level results came back as Equal and ABOVE 4.0 pCi/L and BELOW 20 pCi/L

8 radon level results came back as more than 20 pCi/L (extremely high)

Radon tests performed by a home inspector in Clifton Park on the FIRST FLOOR


96 Clifton Park Homes had the basement tested .

2.26 pCi/L was the average radon level

85 radon level results came back less than 4.0 pCi/L (normal readings)

10 radon level results came back as Equal and ABOVE 4.0 pCi/L and BELOW 20 pCi/L

1 radon level results came back more than 20 pCi/L (extremely high)

The radon tests that were performed in the basement contained significantly higher radon levels. This is partly due to the fact that radon is a gas that tends to stay in the basement. Air flow and drafting can and will move the radon to the 1st floor. Additionally, HVAC systems may help contribute to transferring the radon levels to the first floor.


Your local home inspector should explain to the client the pros and cons of testing the basement vs testing the first floor. Many factors can come into play such as: financial ability to pay for another test if the seller does not install a radon mitigation, the basement habitability possible resale value during a test performed by a home inspection business when the new buyers go to sell their home.


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