Radon Testing in Ahwatukee

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Ahwatukee Radon Testing

What to Know About Radon Gas?

Radon gas is a common-place carcinogen. Radon gas is well known to cause lung cancer in people.

Many properties in the Ahwatukee area have a radon gas level near or above the dangerous level.

Radon gas comes from the topsoil, not the structure. No house, new or old, is exempt from radon intrusion.

Each property meshes with the dirt beneath it in a different manner. That is why homes next to others may have significantly different radon gas accumulation.

Radon gas concentration will shift every day and with the seasons inside of a safe range. A quick radon measurement is a snapshot and a reliable indicator of if the house has a radon accumulation.

Radon gas has a dangerous duration of 3.8 days. As such, radon saturation will not be worse if the property is sealed for months, days, or years.

How Does Radon Gas Penetrate the Structure?

Houses are not built to be entirely draft-proof.

Radon gas may seep in through any ground-facing gap in the property such as sump pits, utility connections, and even small imperfections in the concrete slab or foundation.

Your way to know with confidence the accumulation of radon gas in the dwelling is to have a radon test.

Our Radon Testing Procedure

Testing a property for radon is a unique procedure when completing a real estate transaction.

The radon professional will situate the radon gas analyzers on the property. Radon analyzers are placed in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. It is typical that a few monitors are located in the property for the radon gas test.

Our radon gas specialist will seal every window and door, close the flue on the chimney, and confirm the HVAC system is running in the required manner. Our radon professional will also treat any necessary window with anti-tampering tape to confirm that draft standards are met.

The radon monitors stay in the house for two or three days to analyze the levels of radon gas in the structure. A technician will return to the home once the radon test is complete to remove the analyzers and create a report.

Call us today for a no-cost pricing estimate! Our radon testing staff will come out to help you with your property, take measurements, and get you on target on making your Ahwatukee home one you can be proud of!


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