Radon Testing in Union Mills
What is Radon?
Radon is a dangerous cancer-causing agent. It is known to cause lung cancer in people.
A large number of homes in the Union Mills area have a radon gas concentration near or above the dangerous amount.
Radon comes from the topsoil, not the house. No structure, newly built or longstanding, is fully shielded from radon intrusion.
Each house interfaces with the soil uniquely. This is part of the reason why homes adjacent to one another may have radically different radon concentrations.
Radon accumulation will fluctuate on different days and seasonally within a reasonable range. A quick radon gas measurement measures a small period and a solid bellwether of whether the home has a radon gas saturation.
Radon has a lifespan of only days. That means radon gas accumulation will not be higher if the house is enclosed for years or months.
Houses are not supposed to be 100% draft-proof.
Gaseous contaminants will seep in through every penetration in the structure such as drainage, plumbing, and small gaps in the foundation’s concrete.
Your way to know the saturation of radon in the dwelling is to contract a radon test.
Sampling a house for radon gas is a unique procedure when completed concurrent with a real estate sale.
Our radon professional will install the radon gas analyzers on the property. Radon monitors will be placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically, several monitors are installed on the property for the radon analysis.
Our radon gas expert will seal windows, shut the damper on the fireplace, and ensure the HVAC system is functioning in the required manner. The radon gas specialist will additionally treat all required windows with anti-tampering tape to ensure that closed home standards are maintained.
The radon gas probes remain in the property for a few days to record the amount of radon gas in the building. A specialist will revisit the house once the radon measurement is done to recover the devices and generate a report.
Call us at 410-925-2088 today for a free price estimate! Our radon testing consultants will meet with you to hear about your property, measure the area, and get you going on making your Union Mills house one you can take pride in!
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