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Clayton Radon Testing

What to Know About Radon Gas?

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

38%+ of houses in the Clayton area have a radon level higher than the dangerous amount.

Radon comes from the soil, not the house. No structure, new or old, is fully shielded from radon contamination.

Each home meshes with the dirt underneath it in a different manner. This is why properties next to others can have radically different radon levels.

Radon gas concentration will rise or fall on different days and seasonally inside of an acceptable range. A short-term radon gas measurement is a snapshot and a reliable bellwether of whether or not the house has a radon problem.

Radon has a lifespan of only a few days. As such, radon gas concentration won’t be higher if the house is enclosed for months or years.

How Does Radon Filter into the house?

No property is sealed.

Gas will infiltrate through each ground-facing gap in the house such as sump pits, plumbing pipes, and invisible imperfections in the foundation.

Your way to know certainly the saturation of radon gas in the home is to have a radon test.

Your Radon Gas Test Procedures

Sampling a dwelling for radon gas is a unique service when done with a real estate purchase.

Your radon expert will place the radon gas detectors in the house. Radon detectors will be situated on any level that touches the ground. For most properties, up to three devices are left in the property for the radon test.

The radon gas expert will seal every window, close the flue on the fireplace, and confirm the air conditioning is running in the prescribed manner. Our radon gas expert will additionally seal any required window with tamper indication tape to confirm that ventilation standards are met.

The radon monitors are left in the house for 2-3 days analyzing the amount of radon gas in the property. An expert will return to the building after the radon testing is completed to remove the probes and create a report.

Call us today for a no-cost price estimate! Our Clayton radon testing experts will meet with you to hear about your property, measure your space, and get you started on making your Clayton house one you can be proud of!

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