Radon Testing in Allen Park MI
What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a common carcinogen. Radon is scientifically proven to instigate lung cancer in people.
Many homes in the Allen Park MI area have a radon level higher than the DNS action amount.
Radon comes from the soil, not the building. No structure, new or old, is fully encapsulated against radon intrusion.
Each home interacts with the soil underneath it in a different way. That is why properties adjoining each other often have significantly different radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas levels will rise or fall on different days and with the seasons within an acceptable range. A short-term radon gas sample measures a single day or week and is a dependable metric of whether the home has radon gas contamination.
Radon gas has a half-life of about half a week. As such, radon gas concentration will not be worse if the home is sealed for months, days, or years.
Houses are not built to be 100% gas-proof.
Gaseous contaminants can infiltrate through any grounded vent in the house such as drains, utility connections, and even small cracks in the concrete foundation.
The technique to know with certainty the accumulation of radon gas in the home is to run a radon test.
Measuring a home for radon is a unique service when completed concurrently with a house purchase.
The radon expert will place the radon detectors on the property. Radon probes will be placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. On average multiple devices are placed in the structure for the radon gas testing.
The radon gas professional will close every window and door, seal the vent on the chimney, and confirm the air conditioning is running in the required manner. Our radon gas expert will also seal every required window with tamper-proof tape to ensure that draft conditions are upheld.
The radon gas apparatus stays in the house for two or three days measuring the saturation of radon gas in the property. A specialist will revisit the building once the radon measurement is done to return the analyzers and create a report.
Give us a call today at 800-531-0233 for a free pricing estimate! Our radon testing experts will meet with you to help you with your property, measure the area, and get you on target on making your Allen Park MI house one you can be proud of!
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