Radon Testing for Plymouth MI
What is Radon?
Radon gas is a common cancer-causing agent. It is proven to instigate lung cancer in children and adults.
A large number of homes in the Plymouth MI area have a radon concentration at or above the actionable limit.
Radon naturally occurs in the soil, not the house. No property, new or old, is fully encapsulated against radon gas.
Each home interfaces with the dirt underneath it uniquely. This is part of the reason why houses adjacent to each other can have majorly different radon accumulation.
Radon concentration will fluctuate on different days and with the seasons inside of an acceptable range. A quick radon test measures a small time period and a dependable metric of whether or not the home has radon contamination.
Radon has a lifespan of about half a week. As such, radon levels will not be any higher if the house is sealed for years, months, or days.
It may surprise you to know that homes are not totally airtight.
Vapors will enter through any grounded vent in the structure such as sump drains, pipeworks, and even small flaws in the concrete work.
The technique to know confidently the accumulation of radon in the abode is to have a radon test.
Measuring a home for radon is a special service when delivered with a house sale.
A radon gas professional will position the radon probes in the house. Radon gas monitors will be installed on any level that touches the ground. For most properties, multiple monitors are left in the home for the radon test.
Our radon expert will close every window and door, seal the flue on the chimney, and confirm the air conditioning is operating in the standard manner. The radon technician will additionally treat any necessary window with tamper-proof tape to ensure that closed-home standards are upheld.
The radon devices remain in the home for 2-3 days measuring the saturation of radon gas in the structure. A specialist will come back to the structure after the radon test is finished to return the analyzers and generate a report.
Contact us today at 800-531-0233 for a no-cost price estimate! Our radon testing experts will come visit to learn more about your property, measure the area, and get you started on making your Plymouth MI property one you can take pride in!
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