Radon Testing in Washington
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Why Care About Radon?
Radon is a common carcinogen. It is well known to lead to lung cancer in humans.
38%+ of homes in the Washington area have a radon gas saturation at or above the dangerous level.
Radon seeps out of the soil, not the house. No home, newly built or longstanding, is exempt from radon gas infiltration.
Each home interacts with the soil underneath it uniquely. This is why houses adjacent to one another have significantly different radon gas levels.
Radon gas levels will change daily and with the seasons within an acceptable range. A quick radon gas test is a snapshot and a dependable indicator of whether or not the property has a radon issue.
Radon gas has a dangerous duration of only days. radon gas saturation will not be any greater if the structure is sealed for months, days, or years.
Houses are not supposed to be 100% hermetically sealed.
Radon gas may infiltrate through every penetration in the house such as sump pumps, pipeworks, and even small gaps in the concrete slab or foundation.
The way to know certainly the concentration of radon gas in the house is to have a radon test.
Measuring a house for radon gas is an important procedure when offered alongside a property transaction.
A radon specialist will place the radon monitors in the dwelling. Radon gas monitors will be situated in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically, a few devices are located in the home for radon measurement.
Our radon technician will close every window, close the vent on the fireplace, and make certain the heater or AC is functioning in the required manner. The radon gas technician will also mark any necessary window with tamper-proof tape to confirm that closed home conditions are upheld.
The radon gas devices are left in the house for two or three days to record the levels of radon gas in the property. A specialist will revisit the structure after the radon testing is done to remove the monitors and write a report.
Give us a call today for a no-cost pricing estimate! Our radon testing experts will come out to learn more about your property, measure the area, and get you started on making your Washington house one you can enjoy without reservation!
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