Radon Testing in Iron Mountain
Why Care About Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a common cancer-causing agent. It is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in humans.
38%+ of houses in the Iron Mountain area have a radon gas saturation near or above the DNS action level.
Radon gas comes from the topsoil, not the building. No home, newly built or longstanding, is fully shielded from radon gas contamination.
Each home meshes with the soil underneath it in a different manner. That is part of the reason why houses next door to each other may have radically different radon gas concentrations.
Radon accumulation will rise or fall daily and seasonally inside a safe range. A short-term radon gas sample measures a single day or week and is a good bellwether of if the structure has a radon gas saturation.
Radon has a half-life of 3.8 days. That means that radon gas concentration won’t be greater if the home is sealed for years or months.
Houses are not built to be 100% airtight.
Radon will enter through every ground-facing gap in the house such as sump pits, plumbing pipes, and even minor imperfections in the foundation’s concrete.
The method to know certainly the accumulation of radon gas in the abode is to contract a radon test.
Sampling a house for radon is an important process when delivered concurrently with a house purchase.
A radon gas expert will install the radon gas detectors in the dwelling. Radon probes are installed in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. Typically, multiple monitors are left in the property for the radon measurement.
Your radon expert will close windows, seal the damper on the chimney, and make sure the heater or AC is functioning in the prescribed manner. The radon gas specialist will also mark any required window with tamper indication tape to confirm that closed home conditions are upheld.
The radon gas apparatus are stored in the home for two or three days analyzing the levels of radon gas in the building. A professional will revisit the property after the radon measurement is completed to remove the devices and write a report.
Please call today for a free consultation! Our Iron Mountain radon testing consultants will meet with you to hear about your property, take measurements, and get you started on making your Iron Mountain property one you can enjoy completely!
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