Radon Testing in Lafayette
What’s Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a dangerous cause of cancer. Radon is well known to cause lung cancer in people.
A large number of homes in the Lafayette, CO area have a radon gas level above the carcinogenic limit.
Radon naturally occurs in the topsoil, not the building. No structure, newly built or longstanding, is exempt from radon intrusion.
Each and every property interacts with the dirt uniquely. That is part of the reason why houses adjoining each other often have dramatically different radon gas concentrations.
Radon levels will rise or fall on different days and seasonally within a normal range. A one-time radon measurement is a snapshot and a solid metric of if the home has a radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas has a half-life of about half of a week. Accordingly, radon gas saturation won’t be higher if the home is sealed for years, months, or days.
No house is totally airtight.
Gas may infiltrate through any ground-facing gap in the property such as sump drains, pipeworks, and even small flaws in the concrete work.
Your method to know with confidence the concentration of radon gas in the property is to contract a radon test.
Measuring a house for radon is an important service when done with a property sale.
Our radon technician will place the radon monitors in the structure. Radon monitors will be dropped off in crawl spaces and on the first floor. For most properties, several devices are located in the house for the radon test.
Our radon expert will shut windows, shut the damper on the fireplace, and make sure the heater or AC is operating in the standard manner. The radon specialist will also mark any necessary window with anti-tampering tape to confirm those draft standards are maintained.
The radon gas probes are left in the home for two or three days to analyze the levels of radon gas in the property.
A technician will revisit the building once the radon measurement is complete to return the devices and create a report.
Give us a call today for a free estimate! Our radon testing experts will come out to ask about your property, measure the area, and get you going on making your Lafayette house one you can be proud of!
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