Radon Testing for Warrenton
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What Should I Know About Radon?
Radon gas is a Class A carcinogen. Radon is well known to cause lung cancer in people.
38%+ of homes in the Warrenton area have a radon level above the DNS action limit.
Radon gas naturally occurs in the dirt, not the building. No structure, new or old,is fully shielded from radon contamination.
Every property interfaces with the ground underneath it differently. This is why homes next to others can have majorly different radon accumulation.
Radon gas concentration will shift every day and monthly within a normal range. A one-time radon gas test is a snapshot and a solid indicator of if the land has radon contamination.
Radon has a half-life of only days. That means that radon saturation won’t be greater if the structure is enclosed for days, months, or years.
Houses are not supposed to be 100% airtight.
Radon gas may seep in through each grounded vent in the property such as drainage, plumbing pipes, and invisible gaps in the concrete slab or foundation.
The method to know with confidence the accumulation of radon gas in the house is to have a radon test.
Probing a house for radon gas is a special service when completed as a part of a real estate purchase.
The radon gas technician will situate the radon analyzers in the house. Radon monitors will be dropped off in crawl spaces and on the first floor. For most properties between one and three devices are installed in the structure for the radon gas test.
Our radon gas technician will shut windows, close the damper on the chimney, and make certain the heating and cooling system is operating in the prescribed manner. Our radon professional will also seal any indicated window with tamper-proof tape to confirm that closed home conditions are met.
The radon apparatus remain in the building for a few days measuring the saturation of radon gas in the structure. A technician will revisit the house after the radon testing is completed to return the devices and generate a report.
Contact us today for a no-cost price estimate! Our Warrenton radon testing staff will come to visit to help you with your property, measure the area, and get you on target on making your Warrenton house one you can take pride in!
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