Radon Testing for Owings Mills
What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a Class A cause of cancer. It is scientifically proven to instigate lung cancer in people.
A large number of homes in the Owings Mills area have a radon gas saturation higher than the actionable limit.
Radon naturally occurs in the topsoil, not the building. No home- new or old – is fully shielded from radon gas intrusion.
Each house meshes with the dirt underneath it uniquely. This is why properties next door to one another can have significantly different radon levels.
Radon gas accumulation will change on different days and monthly inside an acceptable range. A quick radon gas test is a snapshot and a good bellwether of whether or not the property has a radon gas saturation.
Radon has a half-life of about half of a week. Accordingly, radon saturation will not be worse if the house is enclosed for years or months.
It may surprise you to know that homes are not 100% airtight.
Radon gas may infiltrate through every grounded vent in the structure such as drainage, pipeworks, and slight cracks in the concrete foundation.
Your method to know with confidence the saturation of radon gas in the property is to run a radon test.
Probing a property for radon gas is a unique service when delivered alongside a real estate purchase.
The radon specialist will situate the radon gas detectors in the dwelling. Radon detectors will be placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. For most properties, several probes are located in the house for the radon gas measurement.
Your radon gas specialist will seal all windows, shut the damper on the fireplace, and make certain the air conditioning is operating in the standard manner. Your radon professional will additionally mark all necessary windows with anti-tampering tape to ensure that closed home standards are maintained.
The radon devices are left in the home for several days recording the levels of radon gas on the property. A technician will come back to the building once the radon test is completed to remove the analyzers and generate a report.
Call us today for a free pricing estimate! Our Owings Mills radon testing consultants will come out to help you with your property, measure your space, and get you started on making your Owings Mills property one you can enjoy completely!
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