Radon Testing for Marquette MI
What’s Radon Gas?
Radon is a naturally occurring cancer-causing agent. Radon gas is known to lead to lung cancer in humans.
Many homes in the Marquette MI area have a radon saturation near or above the dangerous level.
Radon comes from the dirt, not the structure. No home, newly built or longstanding, is fully shielded from radon contamination.
Every house meshes with the topsoil in a different manner. That is part of the reason why houses next door to one another can have majorly different radon accumulation.
Radon gas saturation will change on different days and monthly inside a normal range. A short-term radon test measures a single day or week and is a reliable metric of whether or not the land has radon contamination.
Radon has a dangerous duration of 3.8 days. That means radon gas saturation will not be greater if the structure is enclosed for months or years.
No property is entirely airtight.
Radon will infiltrate through each ground-facing gap in the house such as drainage, plumbing, and even minor gaps in the foundation’s concrete.
The technique to know with certainty the concentration of radon gas in the home is to run a radon test.
Sampling a dwelling for radon is a unique process when offered alongside a real estate transaction.
The radon expert will situate the radon analyzers in the home. Radon gas probes will be situated in crawl spaces and on the first floor. On average between one and three probes are located in the house for the radon test.
Your radon gas technician will shut windows, close the damper on the fireplace, and confirm the heater or AC is functioning in the standard manner. Our radon specialist will also treat every indicated window with tamper indication tape to make sure that ventilation standards are maintained.
The radon gas monitors stay in the structure for several days measuring the amount of radon gas in the structure. An expert will come back to the building once the radon measurement is done to take the analyzers and generate a report.
Please call today for a no-pressure estimate! Our Marquette MI home inspection experts will meet with you to learn more about your property, measure your space, and get you going on making your Marquette MI property one you can be proud of!
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