Radon Testing in Urbana
What to Know About Radon?
Radon is a common carcinogen. Radon is well known to instigate lung cancer in humans.
A large number of houses in the Urbana area have a radon level at or above the dangerous amount.
Radon gas naturally occurs in the silt, not the structure. No structure, newly built or longstanding, is fully shielded from radon contamination.
Each home interfaces with the soil underneath it differently. This is why properties adjacent to others may have radically different radon gas levels.
Radon saturation will shift on different days and monthly inside of an acceptable range. A one-time radon test measures a small time period and an accurate bellwether of if the home has a radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas has a lifespan of only a few days. That means that radon levels won’t be higher if the home is sealed for years or months.
Houses are not built to be totally draft-proof.
Gas can suffuse through every ground-facing gap in the property such as drainage, plumbing, and even minor cracks in the foundation.
Your method to know with confidence the saturation of radon gas in the house is to run a radon test.
Probing a home for radon gas is a special procedure when completing a house transaction.
Your radon specialist will place the radon gas detectors in the structure. Radon gas probes will be located in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically multiple probes are left in the property for the radon gas analysis.
Our radon gas expert will seal all windows, seal the flue on the fireplace, and ensure the HVAC system is running in the prescribed manner. The radon gas specialist will also mark any required window with anti-tampering tape to make sure that draft conditions are maintained.
The radon devices remain in the property for 2-3 days recording the levels of radon gas in the home. A specialist will revisit the property after the radon test is finished to return the analyzers and write a report.
Contact us today (410)925-2088 for a free price estimate! Our radon testing experts will come out to hear about your property, measure your space, and get you going on making your Urbana property one you can enjoy without reservation!
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