Radon Testing, Sterling Heights MI
What Should I Know About Radon?
Radon is a common cause of cancer. It is known to cause lung cancer in humans.
Many properties in the Sterling Heights MI area have a radon concentration at or above the dangerous level.
Radon seeps out of the topsoil, not the home. No property- new or old – is exempt from radon gas intrusion.
Each property interacts with the ground beneath it differently. That is why homes next to each other have majorly different radon accumulation.
Radon gas levels will rise or fall daily and with the seasons inside of a normal range. A short-term radon gas measurement measures a small period and is a dependable indicator of whether or not the home has a radon issue.
Radon gas has a lifespan of 3.8 days. That means that radon concentration won’t be worse if the property is sealed for days, months, or years.
No home is completely draft-proof.
Radon gas can infiltrate through each ground-facing gap in the home such as sump pits, utility connections, and small cracks in the concrete work.
The way to know with certainty the accumulation of radon gas in the house is to order a radon test.
Sampling a house for radon is a unique service when done with a real estate purchase.
Your radon gas professional will position the radon detectors in the home. Radon probes are placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. For most properties, up to three probes are left in the house for the radon measurement.
Your radon professional will seal all windows, seal the damper on the fireplace, and make sure the heater or AC is operating in the required manner. Your radon expert will additionally mark all indicated windows with anti-tampering tape to make sure that closed-house conditions are upheld.
The radon devices are left on the property for 2-3 days to analyze the levels of radon gas in the building. A professional will return to the building once the radon test is complete to recover the analyzers and create a report.
Contact us today for a no-cost estimate! Our radon testing consultants will come to visit to learn more about your property, measure the area, and get you on target on making your Sterling Heights MI home one you can be proud of!
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