Radon Testing in Henderson
What is Radon?
Radon gas is a common-place cause of cancer. Radon gas is known to cause lung cancer in humans.
Many homes in the Henderson area have a radon gas saturation higher than the DNS action level.
Radon comes from the dirt, not the building. No structure, new or old, is exempt from radon.
Each and every house interfaces with the topsoil beneath it uniquely. This is part of the reason why properties next door to each other can have radically different radon gas levels.
Radon levels will fluctuate on different days and with the seasons within an acceptable range. A quick radon gas measurement measures a small time period and is a dependable metric of if the structure has a radon gas accumulation.
Radon has a half-life of 3.8 days. As such, radon gas levels will not be any higher if the structure is closed for days, months, or years.
Houses are not supposed to be completely sealed.
Gaseous contaminants can enter through every penetration in the home such as drains, pipes, and minor gaps in the foundation’s concrete.
The way to know confidently the saturation of radon gas in the abode is to run a radon test.
Testing a house for radon is a unique procedure when delivered with a house sale.
The radon expert will situate the radon gas detectors in the home. Radon gas monitors are located on any level that touches the ground. Typically up to three probes are placed in the structure for the radon gas test.
The radon technician will close all windows, seal the vent on the chimney, and ensure the air conditioning is running in the required manner. The radon expert will additionally mark any required window with tamper-proof tape to confirm that ventilation standards are met.
The radon probes are stored in the home for several days recording the levels of radon gas in the structure. An expert will come back to the property after the radon measurement is completed to recover the devices and generate a report.
Call us today for a zero-cost price estimate! Our radon testing consultants will come to visit to help you with your property, take measurements, and get you going on making your Henderson property one you can enjoy completely!
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