Radon Testing in Geiger Heights WA
What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a Class A cancer-causing agent. Radon gas is proven to cause lung cancer in humans.
Many homes in the Geiger Heights WA area have a radon gas level near or above the carcinogenic level.
Radon naturally occurs in the silt, not the building. No property, new or old, is exempt from radon gas contamination.
Every property interacts with the soil beneath it differently. This is why houses adjoining one another may have radically different radon gas concentrations.
Radon gas concentration will change daily and with the seasons inside of a safe range. A one-time radon test measures a single day or week and is an accurate indicator of if the land has a radon gas problem.
Radon gas has a dangerous duration of about half a week. As such, radon gas saturation won’t be higher if the home is closed for months, days, or years.
Surprisingly, homes are not 100% airtight.
Vapors will suffuse through any penetration in the home such as sump pumps, pipes, and small imperfections in the concrete slab or foundation.
The method to know confidently the saturation of radon in the house is to contract a radon test.
Testing a property for radon gas is a unique procedure when offered a house purchase.
Our radon gas expert will situate the radon analyzers in the home. Radon analyzers will be placed in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. Typically, several devices are placed in the structure for the radon gas measurement.
Your radon professional will seal every window, shut the flue on the chimney, and ensure the heater or AC is running in the prescribed manner. The radon technician will also seal every indicated window with anti-tampering tape to make sure that closed-home standards are maintained.
The radon gas monitors are left in the structure for 2-3 days measuring the levels of radon gas in the home. A technician will revisit the home once the radon testing is done to take the devices and create a report.
Please call today for a zero-cost price estimate! Our radon testing experts will come to visit to help you with your property, measure the area, and get you started on making your Geiger Heights WA home one you can enjoy completely!
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