Radon Testing, Grand Rapids MI
What Should I Know About Radon?
Radon gas is a Class A cancer causing chemical. It is known to instigate lung cancer in children and adults.
A large number of properties in the Grand Rapids MI area have a radon saturation above the DNS action amount.
Radon naturally occurs in the topsoil, not the structure. No house- new or old – is exempt from radon infiltration.
Every house interfaces with the dirt beneath it differently. This is part of the reason why homes next to each other have majorly different radon levels.
Radon levels will rise or fall daily and monthly inside of a safe range. A one-time radon gas sample measures a small time period and a good metric of if the home has a radon contamination.
Radon gas has a dangerous duration of 3.8 days. radon gas concentration won’t be higher if the property is closed for months, days, or years.
Houses are not built to be entirely air tight.
Radon gas will suffuse through any ground-facing gap in the house such as sump pumps, plumbing pipes, and even small imperfections in the concrete work.
The technique to know confidently the saturation of radon gas in the property is to have a radon test.
Testing a dwelling for radon gas is a unique service when completed concurrent with a real estate transaction.
Your radon technician will place the radon gas analyzers in the home. Radon gas analyzers are located in crawl spaces and on the first floor. On average several monitors are installed in the house for the radon test.
The radon gas expert will seal every window, close the flue on the chimney, and confirm the heating and cooling system is functioning in the standard manner. Our radon gas professional will additionally treat all necessary window with anti-tampering tape to ensure that ventilation requirements are upheld.
The radon monitors are stored in the property for a few days measuring the levels of radon gas in the property. A professional will return to the property after the radon test is done to return the analyzers and write a report.
Please call today for a zero-cost Grand Rapids MI home inspection consultation! Our radon testing staff will come visit to ask about your property, measure the area, and get you on target on making your Grand Rapids MI property one you can enjoy without reservation!
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