Radon Testing for Larkspur
What Should I Know About Radon Gas?
Radon is a common cancer-causing agent. It is proven to instigate lung cancer in humans.
38%+ of houses in the Larkspur area have a radon saturation near or above the actionable limit.
Radon filters out of the dirt, not the home. No property, new or old, is fully shielded from radon gas.
Each property interacts with the soil beneath it in a different way. This is part of the reason why homes next door to others may have significantly different radon gas saturation.
Radon accumulation will rise or fall every day and monthly within a reasonable range. A one-time radon sample measures a small period and a good bellwether of if the property has radon gas contamination.
Radon has a half-life of only days. That means radon gas saturation won’t be worse if the property is enclosed for years or months.
Houses are not built to be 100% sealed.
Radon can enter through any penetration in the home such as drainage, utility connections, and even minor cracks in the foundation.
Your way to know certainly the concentration of radon in the home is to run a radon test.
Inspecting a house for radon is a special service when offered alongside a house purchase.
The radon professional will install the radon detectors in the structure. Radon probes will be situated in crawl spaces and on the first floor. On average between 1 and 3 analyzers are installed in the structure for the radon test.
Our radon gas technician will seal every window, close the vent on the chimney, and confirm the HVAC system is running in the standard manner. Your radon gas professional will additionally seal every necessary window with tamper-proof tape to make sure that draft requirements are maintained.
The radon probes remain in the building for 2-3 days to measure the levels of radon gas in the house. A specialist will revisit the home after the radon test is complete to return the devices and write a report.
Contact us today for a no-pressure estimate! Our Colorado radon testing experts will come to visit to hear about your property, take measurements, and get you started on making your Larkspur house one you can enjoy completely!
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