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Maryland Heights Radon Testing

What’s Radon?

Radon gas is a Class A cancer-causing chemical. Radon gas is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in children and adults.

38%+ of properties in the Maryland Heights area have a radon gas concentration above the carcinogenic level.

Radon comes from the dirt, not the building. No house, new or old, is fully shielded from radon intrusion.

Every home meshes with the ground differently. This is why homes adjacent to each other have significantly different radon accumulation.

Radon gas concentration will rise or fall on different days and with the seasons inside of a normal range. A one-time radon gas sample measures a small period and is a reliable bellwether of whether or not the house has a radon saturation.

Radon gas has a lifespan of 3.8 days. That means that radon concentration will not be worse if the house is enclosed for months or years.

How Does Radon Infiltrate the dwelling?

No dwelling is completely gas-proof.

Radon may infiltrate through any grounded vent in the building such as drainage, utility connections, and slight cracks in the concrete slab or foundation.

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

Radon Test Procedures

Probing a home for radon is a special process when done as a part of a real estate purchase.

A radon gas expert will place the radon gas monitors in the dwelling. Radon probes are placed in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. Typically between one and three monitors are located in the home for the radon gas analysis.

The radon technician will shut every window, close the damper on the fireplace, and make certain the heater or AC is operating in the standard manner. Our radon gas specialist will additionally mark every required window with tamper indication tape to ensure that ventilation requirements are met.

The radon gas monitors are stored in the property for a few days analyzing the levels of radon gas in the house. A specialist will return to the property once the radon measurement is finished to take the monitors and create a report.

Please call today for a free price estimate! Our radon testing staff will come to visit to ask about your property, measure the area, and get you started on making your Maryland Heights house one you can take pride in!

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