Radon Testing in Sykesville
What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a naturally occurring carcinogen. Radon gas is well known to cause lung cancer in humans.
38%+ of houses in the Sykesville area have a radon gas level above the carcinogenic limit.
Radon gas seeps out of the topsoil, not the home. No property, new or old, is immune to radon gas.
Each property interfaces with the topsoil underneath it differently. This is why homes adjoining each other may have significantly different radon gas saturation.
Radon accumulation will change on different days and with the seasons inside a reasonable range. A short-term radon test measures a single day or week and is a reliable bellwether of whether the structure has a radon gas issue.
Radon has a dangerous duration of only days. This means that radon gas accumulation won’t be any higher if the house is closed for years, months, or days.
Houses are not built to be entirely sealed.
Gas can seep in through every grounded vent in the building such as drainage, pipeworks, and even small cracks in the concrete slab or foundation.
The technique to know confidently the levels of radon gas in the property is to run a radon test.
Probing a house for radon is a special service when delivering a house purchase.
The radon expert will position the radon gas detectors in the dwelling. Radon gas detectors are placed in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. On average a few monitors are placed in the property for the radon testing.
Your radon specialist will shut all windows, shut the vent on the fireplace, and confirm the heater or AC is running in the standard manner. The radon specialist will additionally mark every indicated window with anti-tampering tape to make sure that draft standards are upheld.
The radon gas devices are left in the structure for a few days measuring the amount of radon gas in the building. A technician will return to the structure once the radon testing is complete to recover the devices and create a report.
Give us a call today at 410-925-2088 for a free estimate! Our radon testing staff will come to visit to learn more about your property, measure the area, and get you going on making your Sykesville property one you can enjoy without reservation!
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