Radon Testing in Flint MI
What Should I Know About Radon Gas?
Radon is a Class A carcinogen. Radon is proven to instigate lung cancer in children and adults.
Many properties in the Flint MI area have a radon concentration above the carcinogenic amount.
Radon gas seeps out of the soil, not the building. No property- new or old – is fully shielded from radon gas contamination.
Every property interacts with the soil beneath it in a different way. That is why properties next to one another can have dramatically different radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas saturation will change every day and with the seasons inside a safe range. A one-time radon measurement measures a small time period and a dependable bellwether of whether the home has radon contamination.
Radon has a half-life of only days. Accordingly, radon concentration won’t be any greater if the house is closed for days, months, or years.
Surprisingly, homes are not absolutely airtight.
Radon gas can enter through each ground-facing gap in the home such as sump drains, plumbing, and slight flaws in the foundation’s concrete.
The method to know with confidence the accumulation of radon gas in the structure is to order a radon test.
Testing a dwelling for radon gas is a special procedure when offered a property sale.
Your radon gas specialist will install the radon probes in the dwelling. Radon gas analyzers are located on any level that touches the ground. It is typical that a few analyzers are left in the home for the radon analysis.
The radon gas specialist will shut all windows, seal the flue on the chimney, and make sure the heater or AC is running in the required manner. The radon gas expert will also mark all necessary windows with anti-tampering tape to make sure that draft standards are maintained.
The radon gas apparatus remains in the property for two or three days recording the levels of radon gas in the home. A specialist will revisit the structure once the radon measurement is completed to recover the monitors and generate a report.
Contact us today at 800-531-0233 for a free consultation! Our radon testing consultants will meet with you to hear about your property, take measurements, and get you started on making your Flint MI property one you can enjoy completely!
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