Radon Testing in Lexington MI
Why Care About Radon?
Radon gas is a dangerous cause of cancer. Radon is well known to instigate lung cancer in humans.
38%+ of properties in the Lexington MI area have a radon concentration near or above the carcinogenic limit.
Radon naturally occurs in the dirt, not the building. No structure- new or old – is fully shielded from radon gas.
Every property interfaces with the topsoil in a different manner. This is part of the reason why homes adjacent to one another often have radically different radon saturation.
Radon gas concentration will fluctuate daily and seasonally within an acceptable range. A short-term radon gas sample is a snapshot and a dependable bellwether of whether or not the structure has radon contamination.
Radon gas has a dangerous duration of only a few days. Accordingly, radon saturation won’t be any higher if the home is sealed for months or years.
It may surprise you to know that homes are not hermetically sealed.
Gas may seep in through each grounded vent in the home such as drains, plumbing, and even small imperfections in the concrete work.
The way to know confidently the saturation of radon gas in the property is to run a radon test.
Measuring a home for radon gas is an important process when delivered concurrently with a house purchase.
Your radon specialist will place the radon monitors in the structure. Radon gas analyzers are placed in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. On average multiple probes are located in the home for the radon gas test.
Our radon specialist will seal every window and door, seal the vent on the chimney, and confirm the heater or AC is operating in the standard manner. Your radon professional will additionally treat every necessary window with anti-tampering tape to confirm that draft conditions are maintained.
The radon apparatus remains in the home for a few days to record the levels of radon gas in the home. A specialist will come back to the building once the radon testing is completed to remove the analyzers and write a report.
Please call today for a no-cost pricing estimate! Our radon testing consultants will come out to help you with your property, measure your space, and get you on target on making your Lexington MI house one you can take pride in!
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