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Radon Testing, Yorktown
What is Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a Class A cause of cancer. Radon gas is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
38%+ of houses in the Yorktown area have a radon level higher than the dangerous amount.
Radon filters out of the dirt, not the structure. No property- new or old – is immune to radon gas infiltration.
Every property meshes with the dirt underneath it differently. This is why properties adjoining others can have significantly different radon levels.
Radon concentration will shift every day and seasonally within a reasonable range. A short-term radon gas sample measures a small period and a reliable bellwether of if the property has radon contamination.
Radon has a lifespan of only a few days. As such, radon concentration will not be higher if the house is sealed for years or months.
Surprisingly, homes are not gas-proof.
Gas may seep in through each grounded vent in the home such as drains, pipes, and small gaps in the concrete foundation.
Your way to know with confidence the saturation of radon in the property is to run a radon test.
Testing a home for radon gas is a special procedure when offered a house sale.
Our radon gas specialist will place the radon gas analyzers on the property. Radon monitors are situated in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. Typically, a few monitors are installed on the property for the radon gas test.
The radon gas professional will close every window and door, seal the vent on the fireplace, and make certain the heating and cooling system is running in the prescribed manner. The radon gas technician will also seal every necessary window with anti-tampering tape to ensure that ventilation standards are upheld.
The radon apparatus is left in the structure for two or three days to analyze the prevalence of radon gas in the building. A technician will return to the home after the radon measurement is completed to return the probes and write a report.
Please call today for a zero-cost pricing estimate! Our Yorktown radon testing staff will come to visit to help you with your property, measure your space, and get you going on making your Yorktown house one you can enjoy without reservation!