Residential Radon Testing
What to Know About Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a common-place carcinogen. Radon gas is known to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
Many properties in the area have a radon concentration at or above the DNS action amount.
Radon gas seeps out of the dirt, not the house. No structure, newly built or longstanding, is fully encapsulated against radon gas.
Each house meshes with the topsoil beneath it in a different way. This is why houses next to one another have significantly different radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas saturation will shift on different days and monthly inside of a reasonable range. A short-term radon measurement is a snapshot and a accurate metric of if the structure has a radon gas problem.
Radon has a dangerous duration of only a few days. Accordingly, radon levels will not be worse if the home is sealed for months or years.
How Does Radon Gas Infiltrate a house?
Houses are not supposed to be completely airtight.
Gas can seep in through each penetration in the structure such as drains, plumbing, and slight flaws in the concrete slab or foundation.
Your way to know with confidence the accumulation of radon in the structure is to have a radon test.
Our Radon Test Method
Inspecting a home for radon is a unique service when completed alongside a house purchase.
A radon technician will install the radon gas analyzers in the house. Radon gas analyzers are placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically between 1 and 3 devices are located in the house for the radon test.
Your radon gas technician will seal windows, shut the vent on the fireplace, and ensure the heater or AC is functioning in the standard manner. Your radon gas expert will also seal any indicated window with tamper indication tape to confirm that closed house standards are met.
The radon gas apparatus remain in the structure for 2-3 days to record the levels of radon gas in the property. A professional will return to the building once the radon testing is completed to take the analyzers and generate a report.
Give us a call today for a no-cost estimate! Our radon testing staff will come out to ask about your property, measure the area, and get you started on making your home one you can enjoy completely!