Radon Testing in Laurel
What to Know About Radon?
Radon is a common cancer-causing agent. Radon gas is proven to lead to lung cancer in people.
A large number of houses in the Laurel area have a radon gas level near or above the carcinogenic amount.
Radon gas filters out of the topsoil, not the structure. No home, new or old, is fully encapsulated against radon intrusion.
Each home interfaces with the dirt differently. That is part of the reason why properties next to others have radically different radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas levels will rise or fall every day and seasonally inside a reasonable range. A one-time radon gas sample is a snapshot and an accurate bellwether of if the house has radon contamination.
Radon has a half-life of only a few days. radon levels will not be higher if the property is closed for years, months, or days.
No house is hermetically sealed.
Gas may infiltrate through each grounded vent in the house such as sump drains, utility connections, and minor imperfections in the concrete work.
The method to know confidently the concentration of radon in the property is to run a radon test.
Testing a home for radon gas is an important service when completing a house sale.
Your radon professional will position the radon gas detectors in the house. Radon gas analyzers are placed on any level that touches the ground. Normally between 1 and 3 devices are placed in the home for the radon analysis.
Your radon gas expert will close every window, seal the damper on the chimney, and make sure the air conditioning is running in the prescribed manner. The radon specialist will also seal all necessary windows with tamper-proof tape to ensure that ventilation requirements are maintained.
The radon gas apparatus are left in the structure for 2-3 days to record the prevalence of radon gas in the property. A professional will return to the house once the radon measurement is finished to remove the probes and write a report.
Please call today for a no-pressure consultation! Our radon testing staff will meet with you to ask about your property, take measurements, and get you going on making your Laurel house one you can enjoy without reservation!
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