Radon Testing for Fairwood WA

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Radon Testing for Fairwood WA

Fairwood WA Radon Testing

Why Care About Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring cause of cancer. It is known to instigate lung cancer in humans.

A large number of houses in the Fairwood WA area have a radon level higher than the actionable amount.

Radon comes from the topsoil, not the structure. No structure, new or old, is fully encapsulated against radon gas contamination.

Each home interacts with the topsoil differently. This is part of the reason why homes adjacent to each other can have dramatically different radon concentrations.

Radon gas accumulation will change every day and seasonally within a reasonable range. A short-term radon gas sample is a snapshot and a reliable bellwether of whether or not the property has a radon gas accumulation.

Radon has a half-life of only days. As such, radon accumulation won’t be higher if the house is sealed for years or months.

How Does Radon Gas Infiltrate your structure?

Surprisingly, homes are not completely airtight.

Vapors will enter through each grounded vent in the building such as sump pits, plumbing, and even minor cracks in the foundation’s concrete.

The method to know with confidence the accumulation of radon gas in the property is to run a radon test.

Radon Testing Procedure

Measuring a dwelling for radon gas is an important procedure when done with a property purchase.

Your radon gas expert will position the radon gas detectors in the structure. Radon analyzers are dropped off on any level that touches the ground. Normally a few monitors are installed in the house for the radon gas analysis.

Your radon gas professional will shut every window, shut the flue on the fireplace, and make sure the air conditioning is running in the prescribed manner. Our radon gas expert will also seal any required window with anti-tampering tape to ensure that draft conditions are maintained.

The radon gas probes remain in the property for two or three days recording the prevalence of radon gas in the house. An expert will return to the structure once the radon measurement is finished to return the devices and generate a report.

Give us a call today for a no-cost pricing estimate! Our radon testing staff will come to visit to learn more about your property, measure the area, and get you on target on making your Fairwood WA house one you can enjoy completely!

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