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What to Know About Radon Gas?
Radon is a common-place cancer causing chemical. Radon is known to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
38%+ of homes in the Paradise Valley Village area have a radon gas saturation above the carcinogenic level.
Radon gas naturally occurs in the topsoil, not the house. No house, newly built or longstanding, is exempt from radon gas intrusion.
Each and every home interfaces with the ground underneath it in a different manner. That is part of the reason why homes adjoining each other have radically different radon concentration.
Radon gas concentration will rise or fall every day and monthly inside a safe range. A short-term radon sample is a snapshot and a accurate metric of whether or not the house has a radon gas contamination.
Radon gas has a lifespan of 3.8 days. As such, radon gas levels will not be greater if the structure is closed for years, months, or days.
No dwelling is totally sealed.
Radon gas will enter through every ground-facing gap in the building such as drains, utility connections, and invisible cracks in the foundation.
The way to know with certainty the accumulation of radon in the structure is to order a radon test.
Sampling a dwelling for radon gas is a important procedure when completed alongside a real estate purchase.
A radon expert will place the radon gas monitors in the property. Radon gas monitors are placed on any level that touches the ground. It is typical that between 1 and 3 probes are placed in the structure for the radon gas testing.
Our radon technician will close every window and door, seal the damper on the chimney, and make sure the air conditioning is functioning in the standard manner. Our radon professional will additionally mark all required window with tamper indication tape to make sure that closed home requirements are upheld.
The radon apparatus remain in the home for a few days to record the saturation of radon gas in the building. A expert will revisit the property once the radon test is finished to recover the devices and generate a report.
Contact us today for a free estimate! Our radon testing consultants will meet with you to learn more about your property, take measurements, and get you going on making your Paradise Valley Village home one you can be proud of!
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