Radon Testing for Frederick
What to Know About Radon Gas?
Radon is a common-place cancer-causing agent. Radon is known to lead to lung cancer in humans.
38%+ of properties in the Frederick area have a radon concentration near or above the DNS action level.
Radon gas comes from the topsoil, not the home. No property, new or old, is immune to radon infiltration.
Each house meshes with the dirt differently. This is part of why houses next door to others often have dramatically different radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas saturation will change on different days and seasonally inside an acceptable range. A quick radon gas measurement measures a single day or week and is an accurate metric of whether or not the structure has radon contamination.
Radon has a half-life of 3.8 days. As such, radon concentration will not be higher if the structure is closed for years or months.
No home is draft-proof.
Gaseous contaminants can infiltrate through each grounded vent in the structure such as sump pits, pipeworks, and slight cracks in the foundation.
The way to confidently know the saturation of radon in the abode is to order a radon test.
Probing a dwelling for radon gas is an important service when delivered as a part of a real estate purchase.
A radon expert will install the radon gas monitors in the dwelling. Radon detectors will be dropped off on any level that touches the ground. For most properties, a few monitors are placed in the property for the radon measurement.
Our radon gas professional will seal all windows, shut the vent on the fireplace, and ensure the heating and cooling system is operating in a standard manner. Your radon gas expert will additionally seal all required windows with tamper-proof tape to confirm that draft requirements are upheld.
The radon apparatus stay in the house for a few days recording the levels of radon gas in the property. After the radon test is complete, a professional will return to the property to remove the probes and create a report.
Call us today for a free pricing estimate! Our radon testing staff will come out to ask about your property, take measurements, and get you on target on making your Frederick home one you can take pride in!
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