Radon Testing in Overlea
Why Care About Radon?
Radon gas is a naturally occurring cancer-causing chemical. Radon gas is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
38%+ of homes in the Overlea area have a radon concentration above the DNS action limit.
Radon seeps out of the silt, not the building. No home, new or old, is fully encapsulated against radon gas.
Every house interacts with the soil underneath it in a different manner. That is part of the reason why houses adjacent to each other often have significantly different radon levels.
Radon gas levels will rise or fall on different days and with the seasons inside a normal range. A one-time radon gas sample is a snapshot and a dependable metric of if the property has a radon accumulation.
Radon gas has a dangerous duration of only a few days. This means that radon levels won’t be any greater if the house is sealed for months, days, or years.
Houses are not supposed to be airtight.
Gas can suffuse through every grounded vent in the property such as sump pumps, pipeworks, and minor cracks in the foundation.
Your way to know with confidence the saturation of radon in the dwelling is to have a radon test.
Testing a dwelling for radon is an important procedure when offered as a part of a house purchase.
Our radon gas expert will position the radon analyzers on the property. Radon gas analyzers are placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically, up to three devices are placed in the structure for the radon gas test.
Our radon gas professional will shut every window and door, seal the flue on the fireplace, and ensure the heating and cooling system is running in the standard manner. Your radon gas expert will also mark any indicated window with anti-tampering tape to confirm that closed-house conditions are maintained.
The radon monitors stay in the building for 2-3 days measuring the prevalence of radon gas in the home. An expert will revisit the building after the radon measurement is completed to return the devices and write a report.
Please call today for a no-cost estimate! Our radon testing staff will come out to learn more about your property, measure your space, and get you going on making your Overlea home one you can enjoy completely!
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