Radon Testing, Towson
Towson Radon Testing
What Should I Know About Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a common-place carcinogen. It is well known to instigate lung cancer in people.
38%+ of homes in the Towson area have a radon gas level at or above the DNS action amount.
Radon gas naturally occurs in the silt, not the house. No structure, new or old, is exempt from radon gas contamination.
Every home interfaces with the dirt beneath it differently. That is part of the reason why homes next to others may have significantly different radon saturation.
Radon accumulation will shift every day and seasonally inside an acceptable range. A one-time radon gas sample is a snapshot and a reliable metric of if the land has radon gas contamination.
Radon has a dangerous duration of only a few days. That means that radon concentration won’t be any higher if the home is sealed for years, months, or days.
How Does Radon Gas Filter into the dwelling?
No property is 100% hermetically sealed.
Gas will seep in through every grounded vent in the structure such as drainage, utility connections, and minor flaws in the concrete work.
Your method to know with confidence the concentration of radon in the home is to have a radon test.
Our Radon Testing Steps
Probing a house for radon is a unique service when delivered concurrently with a real estate sale.
Your radon gas specialist will install the radon detectors in the structure. Radon detectors are installed in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. For most properties, a few analyzers are located in the property for the radon gas test.
Our radon technician will seal windows, close the flue on the fireplace, and make sure the air conditioning is operating in the required manner. Our radon professional will additionally mark any required window with tamper-proof tape to make sure that closed home requirements are upheld.
The radon monitors are left on the property for a few days to analyze the levels of radon gas in the property. A specialist will revisit the property once the radon testing is completed to remove the analyzers and generate a report.
Contact us today for a zero-cost estimate! Our radon testing consultants will come to visit to help you with your property, measure the area, and get you going on making your Towson property one you can be proud of!
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