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Ballwin Radon Testing

What’s Radon Gas?

Radon gas is a common-place cause of cancer. Radon is well known to instigate lung cancer in humans.

Many homes in the Ballwin area have a radon gas concentration at or above the actionable limit.

Radon gas filters out of the soil, not the building. No property, newly built or longstanding, is exempt from radon intrusion.

Each home interacts with the soil beneath it uniquely. That is why homes adjacent to each other may have radically different radon saturation.

Radon levels will shift every day and seasonally within a reasonable range. A short-term radon sample is a snapshot and a dependable metric of whether or not the house has radon contamination.

Radon has a lifespan of only days. That means radon gas saturation will not be higher if the home is enclosed for months, days, or years.

How Does Radon Gas Seep into the house?

Houses are not built to be 100% airtight.

Vapors may suffuse through each grounded vent in the home such as drainage, plumbing, and even minor flaws in the foundation’s concrete.

The method to know with certainty the levels of radon gas in the property is to order a radon test.

Your Radon Gas Testing Steps

Probing a house for radon is a unique procedure when completing a real estate sale.

A radon gas technician will situate the radon gas analyzers in the home. Radon gas probes are situated in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. For most properties, several probes are installed in the house for the radon gas measurement.

The radon professional will seal all windows, close the flue on the chimney, and confirm the air conditioning is running in the prescribed manner. Our radon gas specialist will also treat every necessary window with tamper indication tape to make sure that ventilation standards are met.

The radon probes stay in the structure for 2-3 days analyzing the amount of radon gas in the home. A specialist will revisit the property once the radon testing is completed to remove the devices and write a report.

Call us today for a free price estimate! Our Ballwin radon testing consultants will come out to hear about your property, measure the area, and get you on target on making your Ballwin property one you can be proud of!

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