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What to Know About Radon Gas?
Radon is a Class A cancer-causing agent. It is well known to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
Many homes in the Apache Junction area have a radon level above the dangerous level.
Radon filters out of the dirt, not the building. No home- new or old – is exempt from radon infiltration.
Every property meshes with the topsoil beneath it uniquely. That is part of the reason why houses adjacent to others can have majorly different radon gas levels.
Radon accumulation will fluctuate every day and with the seasons inside an acceptable range. A one-time radon measurement is a snapshot and an accurate metric of whether or not the house has a radon accumulation.
Radon has a half-life of only days. That means that radon gas levels will not be any higher if the home is closed for years or months.
No house is gas-proof.
Radon gas may seep in through every grounded vent in the property such as sump drains, utility connections, and slight cracks in the concrete slab or foundation.
The way to know with certainty the concentration of radon in the abode is to have a radon test.
Sampling a house for radon gas is a unique process when delivered as a part of a property purchase.
Your radon gas technician will place the radon detectors in the house. Radon analyzers will be situated in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. On average up to three devices are placed in the house for the radon testing.
The radon professional will shut all windows, close the damper on the chimney, and ensure the heater or AC is operating in the prescribed manner. The radon specialist will additionally treat every required window with tamper-proof tape to ensure that draft requirements are met.
The radon gas devices remain in the building for several days analyzing the prevalence of radon gas in the home. An expert will revisit the building after the radon measurement is finished to remove the analyzers and write a report.
Give us a call today for a zero-cost consultation! Our radon testing consultants will come to visit to hear about your property, measure your space, and get you started on making your Apache Junction home one you can enjoy completely!
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