Radon Testing in Middle River
What is Radon?
Radon gas is a common-place cancer-causing agent. Radon is known to cause lung cancer in people.
38%+ of homes in the Middle River area have a radon saturation above the dangerous limit.
Radon filters out of the dirt, not the structure. No structure, newly built or longstanding, is fully encapsulated against radon gas infiltration.
Each house interacts with the topsoil differently. That is part of the reason why properties adjoining each other often have significantly different radon gas saturation.
Radon accumulation will fluctuate daily and monthly within an acceptable range. A short-term radon sample measures a single day or week and is an accurate indicator of whether or not the property has a radon problem.
Radon gas has a dangerous duration of about half a week. As such, radon gas accumulation won’t be any higher if the structure is enclosed for years or months.
Surprisingly, homes are not 100% draft-proof.
Radon will suffuse through each grounded vent in the property such as drains, pipes, and even small cracks in the foundation.
Your way to know with confidence the levels of radon gas in the structure is to contract a radon test.
Sampling a dwelling for radon is a special procedure when offered alongside a property purchase.
The radon professional will position the radon gas detectors on the property. Radon gas detectors are placed on any level that touches the ground. Typically, multiple analyzers are left in the structure for the radon gas testing.
Your radon gas technician will seal every window, seal the vent on the fireplace, and confirm the heater or AC is running in the required manner. The radon gas professional will additionally treat all necessary windows with tamper indication tape to ensure that ventilation requirements are met.
The radon apparatus are stored in the property for 2-3 days to measure the amount of radon gas in the home. A professional will revisit the home once the radon testing is completed to return the devices and write a report.
Call us today for a free price estimate! Our radon testing experts will meet with you to hear about your property, take measurements, and get you on target on making your Middle River property one you can take pride in!
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