Radon Testing for Midland
What to Know About Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a naturally occurring cancer-causing agent. Radon is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in people.
Many properties in the Midland area have a radon concentration near or above the carcinogenic limit.
Radon naturally occurs in the silt, not the home. No house, new or old, is fully shielded from radon gas infiltration.
Each house interfaces with the ground beneath it uniquely. This is part of the reason why homes adjacent to one another may have majorly different radon gas saturation.
Radon saturation will shift on different days and monthly inside of a normal range. A short-term radon gas sample measures a small period and is a good indicator of whether or not the land has a radon gas saturation.
Radon has a dangerous duration of about half a week. Accordingly, radon levels won’t be any higher if the home is enclosed for months, days, or years.
No home is completely hermetically sealed.
Radon will suffuse through every ground-facing gap in the structure such as sump pits, utility connections, and small gaps in the concrete foundation.
Your method to know confidently the concentration of radon gas in the structure is to contract a radon test.
Sampling a house for radon is a unique service when done with a property transaction.
A radon gas technician will place the radon analyzers in the house. Radon gas detectors are placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. For most properties between one and three monitors are installed in the house for the radon test.
The radon gas expert will seal windows, close the damper on the chimney, and ensure the heating and cooling system is running in the prescribed manner. Your radon gas expert will also seal every required window with anti-tampering tape to make sure that draft standards are met.
The radon gas apparatus are stored in the house for 2-3 days to measure the levels of radon gas in the structure. A specialist will revisit the structure after the radon test is completed to remove the analyzers and write a report.
Give us a call today for a zero-cost pricing estimate! Our Midland radon testing staff will come out to ask about your property, measure the area, and get you going on making your Midland home one you can enjoy without reservation!
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