Radon Testing, Westminster
What is Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a common carcinogen. It is proven to cause lung cancer in people.
38%+ of properties in the Westminster area have a radon concentration at or above the actionable amount.
Radon filters out of the topsoil, not the building. No property, new or old, is fully shielded from radon gas intrusion.
Each house interfaces with the topsoil beneath it differently. This is part of the reason why homes adjoining one another have significantly different radon accumulation.
Radon accumulation will shift every day and monthly inside of an acceptable range. A one-time radon test is a snapshot and a reliable bellwether of if the structure has a radon accumulation.
Radon gas has a half-life of only days. Accordingly, radon gas saturation won’t be higher if the home is closed for months or years.
No dwelling is entirely draft-proof.
Gaseous contaminants can enter through every penetration in the property such as sump drains, pipeworks, and even minor flaws in the foundation’s concrete.
Your method to know with confidence the accumulation of radon gas in the property is to have a radon test.
Probing a property for radon gas is an important procedure when completed with a house sale.
Our radon technician will install the radon monitors in the house. Radon probes are situated in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. It is typical that several devices are placed in the house for the radon gas measurement.
Your radon specialist will close all windows, shut the flue on the fireplace, and make sure the HVAC system is functioning in a standard manner. Our radon gas expert will additionally seal every indicated window with tamper-proof tape to make sure that ventilation conditions are upheld.
The radon gas apparatus are stored in the home for a few days to measure the levels of radon gas in the house. A specialist will return to the house after the radon measurement is complete to recover the probes and write a report.
Call us today for a free estimate! Our radon testing consultants will come to visit to help you with your property, measure your space, and get you started on making your Westminster home one you can enjoy without reservation!
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