Radon Testing, Fond Du Lac
What Should I Know About Radon?
Radon is a common-place carcinogen. Radon gas is scientifically proven to lead to lung cancer in people.
38%+ of homes in the Fond Du Lac area have a radon saturation at or above the dangerous level.
Radon gas seeps out of the soil, not the structure. No house, new or old, is immune to radon gas.
Every property meshes with the topsoil underneath it uniquely. That is why properties next to each other may have significantly different radon concentrations.
Radon concentration will fluctuate every day and with the seasons within a normal range. A short-term radon gas measurement measures a single day or week and is an accurate bellwether of if the home has radon gas contamination.
Radon has a dangerous duration of only days. That means radon gas concentration won’t be any greater if the property is enclosed for days, months, or years.
Surprisingly, homes are not completely sealed.
Vapors may enter through any penetration in the building such as drains, utility connections, and even small flaws in the foundation.
The method to know with confidence the saturation of radon gas in the structure is to order a radon test.
Sampling a house for radon is a special service when completed alongside a property transaction.
The radon professional will position the radon gas analyzers in the house. Radon gas detectors will be placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. On average multiple probes are left in the home for the radon gas test.
Your radon professional will shut every window, close the flue on the chimney, and make certain the heating and cooling system is running in the required manner.
Your radon gas professional will additionally mark any indicated window with anti-tampering tape to make sure that closed home conditions are maintained.
The radon monitors remain on the property for 2-3 days to measure the saturation of radon gas in the house. A technician will revisit the property after the radon test is done to take the devices and write a report.
Please call today for a no-cost consultation! Our radon testing experts will meet with you to ask about your property, take measurements, and get you going on making your Fond Du Lac property one you can enjoy without reservation!
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