Radon Testing in Fort Collins
Why Care About Radon Gas?
Radon is a common cause of cancer. Radon gas is proven to lead to lung cancer in people.
38%+ of homes in the Fort Collins area have a radon saturation near or above the carcinogenic level.
Radon gas naturally occurs in the topsoil, not the structure. No house, new or old, is immune to radon.
Each property interacts with the ground differently. This is why homes adjacent to one another can have significantly different radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas saturation will fluctuate on different days and with the seasons inside a safe range. A short-term radon sample is a snapshot and an accurate bellwether of whether or not the property has a radon contamination.
Radon gas has a half-life of 3.8 days. That means radon accumulation won’t be any greater if the structure is closed for days, months, or years.
It may surprise you to know that homes are not entirely hermetically sealed.
Radon gas will seep in through every ground-facing gap in the structure such as sump pumps, utility connections, and small cracks in the foundation.
The way to know with certainty the concentration of radon gas in the dwelling is to have a radon test.
Testing a dwelling for radon is an important process when offered a house sale.
A radon gas professional will position the radon detectors in the structure. Radon monitors are installed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. It is typical that multiple probes are placed in the house for the radon measurement.
Our radon gas specialist will seal every window and door, seal the flue on the fireplace, and make certain the heating and cooling system is functioning in the required manner. Our radon technician will additionally treat all indicated window with anti-tampering tape to ensure that ventilation requirements are maintained.
The radon gas probes are stored in the home for several days analyzing the prevalence of radon gas in the property. A expert will revisit the property after the radon test is done to return the probes and write a report.
Contact us today for a no-cost pricing estimate! Our radon testing staff will come visit to hear about your property, measure your space, and get you started on making your Fort Collins home one you can enjoy completely!
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