Radon Testing for Evans
Why Care About Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a Class A carcinogen. Radon is well known to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
Many homes in the Evans area have a radon concentration higher than the DNS action limit.
Radon gas filters out of the topsoil, not the home. No property, new or old, is exempt from radon gas infiltration.
Every property interfaces with the topsoil underneath it uniquely. This is why properties next to others have dramatically different radon saturation.
Radon levels will fluctuate every day and seasonally inside of a safe range. A one-time radon gas test is a snapshot and a good bellwether of whether or not the structure has radon saturation.
Radon gas has a half-life of only a few days. Accordingly, radon gas levels will not be any higher if the home is sealed for months or years.
Houses are not supposed to be 100% gas-proof.
Radon can suffuse through any penetration in the home such as sump pits, utility connections, and minor imperfections in the concrete slab or foundation.
Your method to know confidently the concentration of radon gas in the home is to have a radon test.
Sampling a home for radon gas is a special procedure when completed concurrently with a real estate transaction.
Our radon expert will place the radon monitors in the dwelling. Radon gas detectors will be installed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically up to three monitors are left in the house for the radon measurement.
Your radon gas technician will seal every window and door, close the vent on the chimney, and make sure the heating and cooling system is operating in the standard manner. The radon gas expert will additionally mark every necessary window with anti-tampering tape to ensure that closed home standards are maintained.
The radon monitors are stored in the property for 2-3 days recording the levels of radon gas in the property. A specialist will revisit the house once the radon testing is done to recover the probes and generate a report.
Give us a call today for a free pricing estimate! Our radon testing consultants will come out to hear about your property, take measurements, and get you on target on making your Evans home one you can take pride in!
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