Radon Testing in Ijamsville
What’s Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a naturally occurring cause of cancer. Radon is scientifically proven to instigate lung cancer in humans.
A large number of homes in the Ijamsville area have a radon gas level near or above the carcinogenic limit.
Radon seeps out of the silt, not the building. No property, new or old, is fully shielded from radon gas infiltration.
Each property interacts with the soil underneath it in a different manner. This is part of the reason why properties adjoining others often have significantly different radon saturation.
Radon gas levels will fluctuate on different days and seasonally inside of a normal range. A quick radon gas sample measures a small time period and is a solid indicator of if the land has a radon gas saturation.
Radon gas has a half-life of only days. radon gas saturation will not be any greater if the house is sealed for months, days, or years.
Surprisingly, homes are not entirely gas-proof.
Vapors can enter through any penetration in the house such as drains, plumbing, and invisible imperfections in the foundation.
The technique to know confidently the accumulation of radon in the home is to run a radon test.
Sampling a home for radon gas is a special procedure when offered alongside a house transaction.
Your radon gas technician will install the radon gas probes in the structure. Radon analyzers will be located in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. Typically multiple probes are left in the property for the radon gas measurement.
Your radon gas professional will shut all windows, shut the damper on the fireplace, and make sure the HVAC system is running in the required manner. Our radon technician will also seal all required windows with tamper indication tape to make sure that draft requirements are maintained.
The radon monitors remain in the home for several days measuring the prevalence of radon gas in the property. A specialist will revisit the home once the radon testing is finished to take the analyzers and write a report.
Give us a call today at (410) 925-2088 for a zero-cost estimate! Our radon testing consultants will come to visit to hear about your property, measure your space, and get you started on making your Ijamsville property one you can enjoy completely!
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