Alpena Radon Testing
Why Care About Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a common cause of cancer. It is known to lead to lung cancer in people.
38%+ of properties in the area have a radon gas concentration higher than the dangerous amount.
Radon comes from the soil, not the house. No house, new or old, is exempt from radon.
Every home interacts with the ground beneath it in a different way. This is why houses next door to one another may have significantly different radon gas concentrations.
Radon concentration will rise or fall on different days and monthly inside a normal range. A quick radon test measures a small time period and a reliable metric of if the property has a radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas has a half-life of only days. That means radon gas accumulation will not be any greater if the structure is sealed for months or years.
No property is completely draft-proof.
Vapors may suffuse through any grounded vent in the home such as sump drains, pipes, and small flaws in the concrete work.
Your way to know certainly the accumulation of radon in the abode is to have a radon test.
Inspecting a dwelling for radon is a unique procedure when completing a house purchase.
Our radon expert will install the radon gas monitors in the structure. Radon monitors are dropped off in crawl spaces and on the first floor. On average between 1 and 3 monitors are located on the property for the radon gas analysis.
Our radon expert will seal every window, shut the damper on the chimney, and confirm the HVAC system is running in the prescribed manner. The radon professional will additionally seal every indicated window with anti-tampering tape to make sure that draft requirements are met.
The radon apparatus are stored in the house for several days analyzing the prevalence of radon gas on the property. A technician will revisit the building after the radon testing is finished to remove the monitors and create a report.
Contact us today for a no-cost price estimate! Our Alpena home inspection staff will come to visit to help you with your property, take measurements, and get you going on making your Alpena house one you can take pride in!
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