Radon Testing, Catonsville MD
Catonsville, MD Radon Testing
What to Know About Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a common cancer-causing agent. Radon gas is well known to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
Many houses in the Catonsville MD area have a radon level near or above the DNS action level.
Radon seeps out of the silt, not the building. No structure, newly built or longstanding, is fully shielded from radon infiltration.
Each and every home interacts with the ground uniquely. That is part of why homes next door to each other may have dramatically different radon concentrations.
Radon concentration will fluctuate every day and with the seasons within a reasonable range. A quick radon measurement measures a small time period and is a reliable indicator of whether or not the structure has radon contamination.
Radon has a half-life of about half of a week. That means radon levels won’t be higher if the home is enclosed for years or months.
How Does Radon Gas Enter a home?
Houses are not built to be absolutely air-tight.
Vapors will seep in through every grounded vent in the house such as sump pits, pipes, and even minor cracks in the foundation.
Your method to know with confidence the saturation of radon gas in the structure is to run a radon test.
Your Radon Test Steps
Measuring a property for radon gas is a unique procedure when delivered as a part of a real estate purchase.
The radon gas expert will install the radon gas analyzers in the dwelling. Radon monitors are placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Normally multiple devices are installed on the property for the radon gas measurement.
Your radon professional will shut windows, close the flue on the chimney, and ensure the heating and cooling system is operating in the required manner. Your radon specialist will additionally mark every necessary window with anti-tampering tape to ensure that ventilation requirements are upheld.
The radon monitors are stored on the property for two or three days to analyze the levels of radon gas in the building. A specialist will revisit the structure after the radon measurement is complete to return the devices and generate a report.
Please call today for a no-cost consultation! Our Catonsville MD home inspectors will meet with you to learn more about your property, take measurements, and get you going on making your home one you can enjoy without reservation!
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