Radon Testing in New Market
What to Know About Radon?
Radon gas is a Class A cause of cancer. It is known to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
A large number of properties in the New Market area have a radon gas level near or above the dangerous amount.
Radon naturally occurs in the silt, not the building. No structure- new or old – is immune to radon.
Each property interacts with the soil underneath it differently. This is part of the reason why homes adjacent to one another can have dramatically different radon gas levels.
Radon concentration will change every day and seasonally inside of a reasonable range. A quick radon gas sample measures a small time period and is a good indicator of if the property has a radon saturation.
Radon has a dangerous duration of about half of a week. That means radon gas concentration won’t be greater if the home is closed for months, days, or years.
No dwelling is absolutely draft-proof.
Radon gas will infiltrate through any penetration in the building such as drains, plumbing, and slight imperfections in the foundation’s concrete.
The way to know certainly the accumulation of radon in the dwelling is to order a radon test.
Probing a property for radon gas is a special process when done as a part of a house transaction.
Your radon technician will situate the radon gas probes in the dwelling. Radon gas monitors will be situated in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. It is typical that several probes are left in the structure for the radon gas analysis.
The radon gas expert will shut windows, seal the damper on the chimney, and confirm the heater or AC is operating in the standard manner. Your radon gas professional will additionally mark any necessary window with tamper-proof tape to confirm that closed-house conditions are met.
The radon monitors are left in the structure for 2-3 days to measure the levels of radon gas in the house. A professional will revisit the home once the radon test is complete to take the devices and generate a report.
Call us today at (410) 925-2088 for a free pricing estimate! Our radon testing staff will meet with you to ask about your property, measure the area, and get you on target on making your New Market home one you can take pride in!
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