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Lake St Louis  Radon Testing

What is Radon Gas?

Radon gas is a common carcinogen. Radon gas is well known to instigate lung cancer in humans.

38%+ of properties in the Lake St Louis area have a radon gas concentration at or above the actionable level.

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

Each and every house interacts with the soil in a different manner. This is why homes adjoining others often have significantly different radon concentrations.

Radon gas concentration will fluctuate on different days and with the seasons inside an acceptable range. A short-term radon test measures a single day or week and is a reliable bellwether of whether or not the home has a radon saturation.

Radon gas has a lifespan of only days. This means that radon accumulation will not be higher if the home is sealed for months, days, or years.

How Does Radon Gas Enter your home?

No home is absolutely draft-proof.

Vapors may infiltrate through every ground-facing gap in the building such as sump drains, pipes, and minor cracks in the concrete work.

Your way to know with confidence the saturation of radon gas in the dwelling is to have a radon test.

Radon Testing Procedure

Probing a property for radon gas is a unique process when done as a part of a house transaction.

Your radon gas expert will position the radon analyzers on the property. Radon monitors are located in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth.

For most properties between one and three monitors are installed in the house for the radon measurement.

The radon expert will seal windows, seal the flue on the fireplace, and ensure the heater or AC is running in the standard manner.

Our Lake St Louis radon technicians will also treat every required window with tamper indication tape to ensure that ventilation requirements are met.

The radon gas probes are stored in the building for a few days to record the prevalence of radon gas in the house.

A technician will come back to the property after the radon measurement is done to return the devices and create a report.

Please call today for a zero-cost price estimate! Our radon testing consultants will meet with you to learn more about your property, take measurements, and get you on target on making your Lake St Louis house one you can take pride in!

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