Radon Testing for Oshkosh
What Should I Know About Radon?
Radon gas is a Class A carcinogen. It is scientifically proven to lead to lung cancer in people.
38%+ of homes in the Oshkosh area have a radon saturation above the actionable level.
Radon gas comes from the dirt, not the structure. No structure- new or old – is fully shielded from radon gas intrusion.
Every house interfaces with the soil underneath it in a different manner. That is why houses adjacent to each other have dramatically different radon accumulation.
Radon gas levels will shift daily and with the seasons inside a reasonable range. A one-time radon test measures a single day or week and is an accurate metric of whether or not the home has radon gas accumulation.
Radon has a dangerous duration of only days. Accordingly, radon concentration won’t be higher if the house is enclosed for days, months, or years.
Surprisingly, homes are not entirely draft-proof.
Vapors will seep in through any grounded vent in the home such as drains, utility connections, and even small gaps in the foundation’s concrete.
Your way to know with certainty the levels of radon gas in the house is to contract a radon test.
Testing a property for radon gas is an important procedure when completed with a house sale.
A radon professional will situate the radon gas analyzers in the house. Radon detectors will be located in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically multiple monitors are placed in the house for the radon gas test.
Our radon gas expert will close windows, close the damper on the chimney, and confirm the HVAC system is functioning in the required manner. The radon gas professional will also mark every necessary window with tamper-proof tape to confirm that ventilation requirements are maintained.
The radon gas probes are stored in the home for several days to measure the amount of radon gas in the structure. An expert will come back to the house after the radon testing is finished to return the monitors and create a report.
Give us a call today for a free pricing estimate! Our radon testing staff will come to visit to hear about your property, take measurements, and get you on target on making your Oshkosh house one you can take pride in!
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