Radon Testing for Kirkwood
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What’s Radon Gas?
Radon is a dangerous cancer-causing chemical. Radon gas is scientifically proven to lead to lung cancer in people.
Many homes in the Kirkwood area have a radon saturation at or above the carcinogenic limit.
Radon gas comes from the soil, not the house. No property, new or old, is fully shielded from radon gas infiltration.
Every home meshes with the topsoil differently. That is why homes adjacent to others may have dramatically different radon concentrations.
Radon gas accumulation will shift on different days and seasonally within a safe range. A one-time radon sample measures a single day or week and is an accurate metric of whether or not the land has a radon gas issue.
Radon gas has a dangerous duration of 3.8 days. That means radon gas accumulation will not be worse if the property is enclosed for years or months.
No house is completely gas-proof.
Radon may seep in through each grounded vent in the home such as sump pumps, pipes, and minor flaws in the concrete work.
Your way to know confidently the concentration of radon gas in the structure is to have a radon test.
Measuring a home for radon gas is a special procedure when delivered concurrently with a property sale.
The radon specialist will situate the radon monitors in the house. Radon monitors are dropped off on any level that touches the ground. Typically, between 1 and 3 monitors are located in the home for the radon analysis.
Our radon gas specialist will shut every window and door, seal the vent on the chimney, and make sure the air conditioning is running in the standard manner. The radon gas expert will additionally seal every required window with tamper indication tape to make sure that closed home standards are maintained.
The radon apparatus remains in the home for several days analyzing the levels of radon gas in the building. A specialist will return to the structure after the radon measurement is done to recover the devices and create a report.
Contact us today for a no-pressure estimate! Our Kirkwood radon testing consultants will come out to ask about your property, take measurements, and get you started on making your Kirkwood home one you can be proud of!
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