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Ladue Radon Testing

What to Know About Radon Gas?

Radon is a Class A cancer-causing chemical. It is proven to lead to lung cancer in humans.

Many homes in the Ladue area have a radon saturation near or above the actionable amount.

Radon gas seeps out of the topsoil, not the structure. No house, newly built or longstanding, is immune to radon.

Every property interfaces with the dirt underneath it differently. That is why properties adjacent to each other may have radically different radon gas accumulation.

Radon accumulation will change every day and seasonally within a reasonable range. A short-term radon gas measurement is a snapshot and a reliable indicator of whether or not the house has a radon gas accumulation.

Radon has a half-life of only a few days. That means that radon gas levels won’t be greater if the structure is sealed for years, months, or days.

How Does Radon Gas Infiltrate your dwelling?

No home is airtight.

Gas will seep in through every penetration in the house such as sump drains, utility connections, and even minor imperfections in the concrete work.

Your way to know confidently the saturation of radon gas in the property is to order a radon test.

Radon Gas Test Procedure

Inspecting a home for radon is an important process when done with a house sale.

A radon expert will position the radon monitors in the house. Radon detectors are situated in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. On average, between 1 and 3 analyzers are located in the property for the radon gas analysis.

The radon professional will seal all windows, shut the vent on the fireplace, and ensure the heater or AC is running in the required manner. The radon gas technician will also treat all necessary windows with tamper indication tape to make sure that closed-house requirements are maintained.

The radon apparatus are left in the structure for 2-3 days measuring the amount of radon gas in the building. An expert will return to the building once the radon test is complete to recover the probes and generate a report.

Contact us today at 314-266–0016 for a free pricing estimate! Our radon testing staff will meet with you to ask about your property, measure your space, and get you on target to make your Ladue home one you can be proud of!

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