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St Peters, MO Radon Testing

What Should I Know About Radon?

Radon is a Class A cause of cancer. Radon gas is known to cause lung cancer in children and adults.

Many homes in the St Peters area have a radon gas level above the dangerous level.

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

Every house interacts with the dirt differently. This is part of the reason why houses next door to others may have dramatically different radon gas saturation.

Radon gas saturation will fluctuate every day and monthly inside a reasonable range. A quick radon gas measurement is a snapshot and a solid metric of whether or not the home has a radon accumulation.

Radon gas has a lifespan of 3.8 days. This means that radon levels won’t be worse if the house is closed for years, months, or days.

How Does Radon Filter into the structure?

Houses are not built to be absolutely sealed.

Vapors may enter through every ground-facing gap in the structure such as drains, utility connections, and minor imperfections in the foundation’s concrete.

Your way to know certainly the saturation of radon in the house is to order a radon test.

Our Radon Gas Test Procedures

Measuring a home for radon gas is a unique service when delivered with a real estate purchase.

A radon gas specialist will place the radon gas detectors on the property. Radon gas monitors will be installed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. On average between 1 and 3 devices are left on the property for the radon testing.

Your radon technician will seal windows, shut the vent on the chimney, and ensure the heating and cooling system is functioning in the standard manner. Our radon gas specialist will also mark all indicated windows with tamper-proof tape to make sure that closed-house requirements are maintained.

The radon gas monitors stay in the home for 2-3 days to measure the prevalence of radon gas in the building. A professional will revisit the home once the radon test is done to remove the probes and generate a report.

Call us today for a zero-cost pricing estimate! Our St Peters radon testing consultants will come to visit to learn more about your property, measure the area, and get you on target on making your St Peters home one you can be proud of!

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