Radon Testing for Lorton
What is Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a dangerous carcinogen. Radon is proven to cause lung cancer in children and adults.
Many houses in the Lorton area have a radon gas concentration near or above the carcinogenic level.
Radon seeps out of the silt, not the home. No structure, newly built or longstanding, is immune to radon contamination.
Every house interacts with the ground underneath it differently. This is part of the reason why homes next to each other often have majorly different radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas concentration will change on different days and monthly inside a safe range. A short-term radon test measures a small period and a good bellwether of whether or not the structure has a radon gas saturation.
Radon gas has a half-life of about half a week. radon gas saturation will not be any greater if the structure is enclosed for months or years.
Houses are not built to be 100% gas-proof.
Gas may infiltrate through any penetration in the home such as sump drains, pipeworks, and small cracks in the foundation’s concrete.
Your way to know certainly the saturation of radon in the house is to conduct a radon test.
Inspecting a home for radon gas is an important process when completed as a part of a house sale.
A radon gas expert will install the radon gas monitors in the home. Radon analyzers are located in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically a few devices are left in the property for the radon measurement.
The radon technician will seal every window, seal the damper on the chimney, and confirm the heater or AC is running in the standard manner. Our radon gas professional will additionally seal any necessary window with tamper indication tape to ensure that closed home standards are met.
The radon monitors stay in the house for two or three days to analyze the saturation of radon gas in the property. An expert will come back to the building once the radon test is complete to remove the probes and generate a report.
Give us a call today for a free price estimate! Our radon testing consultants will meet with you to help you with your property, measure your space, and get you on target to make your Lorton property one you can enjoy without reservation!