Radon Testing, Pikesville
Pikesville Radon Testing
What to Know About Radon Gas?
Radon is a common carcinogen. It is known to cause lung cancer in humans.
38%+ of homes in the Pikesville area have a radon gas level at or above the actionable limit.
Radon seeps out of the silt, not the structure. No home, new or old, is fully shielded from radon gas infiltration.
Every house interfaces with the soil uniquely. This is part of the reason why houses next to others can have radically different radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas concentration will change daily and monthly inside of a reasonable range. A short-term radon gas measurement is a snapshot and an accurate bellwether of if the house has a radon problem.
Radon has a lifespan of 3.8 days. As such, radon accumulation won’t be greater if the house is enclosed for years or months.
How Does Radon Filter into your house?
No house is 100% gas-proof.
Vapors will infiltrate through any ground-facing gap in the property such as sump pits, plumbing pipes, and invisible cracks in the concrete slab or foundation.
The method to know with confidence the concentration of radon in the house is to run a radon test.
Our Radon Test Steps
Probing a property for radon gas is an important service when done with a property sale.
Your radon specialist will position the radon analyzers in the structure. Radon detectors are located in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. For most properties between one and three analyzers are located in the house for the radon measurement.
The radon technician will close every window and door, shut the flue on the chimney, and ensure the air conditioning is operating in the standard manner. Your radon gas specialist will also mark any required window with tamper indication tape to ensure that closed house standards are upheld.
The radon monitors are stored in the home for a few days analyzing the prevalence of radon gas in the building. A professional will return to the property once the radon testing is done to recover the analyzers and create a report.
Please call today for a zero-cost consultation! Our Pikesville radon testing consultants will come to visit to help you with your property, take measurements, and get you on target on making your Pikesville home one you can take pride in!
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