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Wentzville Radon Testing

What is Radon?

Radon gas is a dangerous cancer-causing chemical. Radon is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in humans.

Many properties in the Wentzville area have a radon saturation near or above the actionable level.

Radon gas filters out of the soil, not the structure. No home, new or old, is exempt from radon contamination.

Each property interacts with the dirt uniquely. That is why houses adjoining one another can have dramatically different radon saturation.

Radon gas concentration will rise or fall on different days and with the seasons inside a normal range. A short-term radon test measures a single day or week and is an accurate bellwether of whether or not the property has radon gas contamination.

Radon has a half-life of about half a week. radon gas levels will not be worse if the house is enclosed for years or months.

How Does Radon Gas Enter a Home?

No house is 100% airtight.

Gaseous contaminants may suffuse through any ground-facing gap in the home such as drainage, pipeworks, and slight cracks in the concrete slab or foundation.

The way to know with certainty the concentration of radon gas in the property is to run a radon test.

Your Radon Gas Test Procedure

Measuring a home for radon gas is a special procedure when delivered concurrently with a property purchase.

A radon technician will install the radon probes in the house. Radon monitors are installed on any level that touches the ground. On average up to three devices are located in the structure for the radon gas test.

Your radon expert will close all windows, close the damper on the fireplace, and ensure the air conditioning is operating in the prescribed manner. Our radon expert will also treat any indicated window with anti-tampering tape to ensure that ventilation standards are upheld.

The radon apparatus is left in the building for a few days recording the amount of radon gas in the property. A technician will come back to the property after the radon test is completed to take the probes and create a report.

Contact us today for a zero-cost pricing estimate! Our radon testing consultants will come out to hear about your property, take measurements, and get you going on making your Wentzville home one you can be proud of!

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