Radon Testing in Ellisville

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Ellisville Radon Testing

What to Know About Radon?

Radon is a Class A carcinogen. Radon is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in children and adults.

Many houses in the Ellisville area have a radon concentration at or above the dangerous amount.

Radon naturally occurs in the soil, not the structure. No structure- new or old – is exempt from radon gas contamination.

Every property interacts with the ground underneath it uniquely. That is part of the reason why houses adjacent to others often have radically different radon levels.

Radon saturation will fluctuate every day and seasonally within a reasonable range. A one-time radon sample is a snapshot and a reliable bellwether of whether or not the land has a radon accumulation.

Radon gas has a dangerous duration of 3.8 days. Accordingly, radon gas saturation won’t be greater if the property is enclosed for months or years.

How Does Radon Seep into your home?

No property is entirely airtight.

Radon gas may suffuse through every grounded vent in the structure such as sump drains, utility connections, and invisible imperfections in the foundation’s concrete.

The way to know the saturation of radon gas in the dwelling is to have a radon test.

Radon Gas Testing Steps

Sampling a dwelling for radon gas is a special procedure when doing a real estate sale.

A radon gas specialist will install the radon detectors in the structure. Radon detectors are placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically, between 1 and 3 analyzers are placed in the structure for the radon test.

Our radon gas technician will close windows, shut the vent on the chimney, and make certain the heater or AC is operating in the required manner. Your radon gas professional will also treat any indicated window with tamper indication tape to ensure that draft requirements are met.

The radon gas apparatus is left in the home for two or three days to measure the prevalence of radon gas in the property. A technician will come back to the structure after the radon measurement is finished to take the analyzers and create a report.

Call us today at 314-266-0016 for a free consultation! Our radon testing staff will come out to help you with your property, take measurements, and get you on target to make your Ellisville house one you can be proud of!

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