Radon Testing in Olivette

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Olivette Radon Testing

What’s Radon Gas?

Radon gas is a common-place cancer-causing agent. Radon gas is known to lead to lung cancer in people.

38%+ of properties in the Olivette area have a radon level at or above the actionable amount.

Radon gas comes from the topsoil, not the home. No property, newly built or longstanding, is fully shielded from radon gas contamination.

Each property meshes with the dirt underneath it differently. That is why properties adjoining one another have majorly different radon concentrations.

Radon gas accumulation will change daily and seasonally within a normal range. A one-time radon gas sample is a snapshot and a reliable metric of whether the land has radon contamination.

Radon has a dangerous duration of about half of a week. As such, radon gas levels won’t be higher if the house is closed for years, months, or days.

How Does Radon Gas Penetrate the Home?

No dwelling is completely airtight.

Radon gas may infiltrate through any penetration in the property such as drainage, pipes, and invisible flaws in the concrete slab or foundation.

The technique to know with confidence the levels of radon gas in the structure is to order a radon test.

Our Radon Testing Procedure

Sampling a house for radon is an important service when offered as a part of a property sale.

The radon professional will situate the radon gas monitors on the property. Radon detectors are dropped off on any level that touches the ground. Normally up to three devices are left in the structure for the radon analysis.

Your radon gas technician will seal windows, shut the flue on the fireplace, and make certain the heating and cooling system is running in the required manner. Your radon expert will additionally seal every indicated window with tamper indication tape to confirm that closed-house standards are maintained.

The radon gas probes remain in the property for a few days to record the prevalence of radon gas in the property. A technician will revisit the building after the radon measurement is complete to return the probes and create a report.

Contact us today at 314-266-0016 for a free consultation! Our radon testing staff will come out to hear about your property, measure your space, and get you started on making your Olivette house one you can be proud of!

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