Radon Testing for Mt Airy
What’s Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a common cancer causing chemical. It is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in people.
38%+ of houses in the Mt Airy area have a radon gas saturation at or above the DNS action amount.
Radon naturally occurs in the silt, not the home. No property, newly built or longstanding, is fully shielded from radon intrusion.
Each and every house interacts with the dirt beneath it differently. This is part of the reason why houses next door to one another often have radically different radon gas saturation.
Radon accumulation will fluctuate daily and seasonally inside of a normal range. A quick radon measurement measures a single day or week and a reliable indicator of whether or not the home has a radon contamination.
Radon gas has a lifespan of only a few days. Accordingly, radon levels won’t be any greater if the property is enclosed for months, days, or years.
Houses are not built to be absolutely gas-proof.
Gaseous contaminants will suffuse through any ground-facing gap in the home such as sump pits, pipeworks, and even minor cracks in the foundation.
The method to know certainly the concentration of radon gas in the dwelling is to run a radon test.
Sampling a property for radon is a special service when completed a real estate sale.
The radon expert will position the radon detectors in the structure. Radon gas probes will be located in crawl spaces and on the first floor. For most properties up to three analyzers are left in the structure for the radon gas measurement.
The radon specialist will close all windows, shut the flue on the chimney, and make sure the air conditioning is functioning in the required manner. The radon expert will also seal every indicated window with tamper-proof tape to confirm that ventilation conditions are upheld.
The radon apparatus remain in the house for a few days analyzing the prevalance of radon gas in the structure. A technician will come back to the house once the radon testing is done to remove the analyzers and write a report.
Contact us today for a no-cost estimate! Our radon testing staff will come out to ask about your property, measure the area, and get you started on making your Mt Airy house one you can be proud of!
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