Radon Testing for Springfield
Why Care About Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a common-place cancer-causing agent. It is proven to instigate lung cancer in people.
38%+ of homes in the Springfield area have a radon concentration above the carcinogenic amount.
Radon seeps out of the soil, not the house. No property, newly built or longstanding, is fully encapsulated against radon.
Each home meshes with the topsoil differently. This is why homes next to one another often have significantly different radon gas concentrations.
Radon accumulation will fluctuate on different days and with the seasons inside an acceptable range. A quick radon sample measures a small period and a solid bellwether of whether or not the property has a radon problem.
Radon gas has a dangerous duration of about half of a week. That means that radon gas saturation will not be higher if the structure is closed for years or months.
Surprisingly, homes are not sealed.
Gas will suffuse through every ground-facing gap in the structure such as sump pumps, pipeworks, and even minor flaws in the foundation’s concrete.
The method to know with confidence the saturation of radon gas in the structure is to order a radon test.
Inspecting a property for radon gas is a special procedure when done as a part of a real estate transaction.
A radon professional will situate the radon monitors in the home. Radon analyzers will be dropped off on any level that touches the ground. On average between one and three devices are located in the home for the radon analysis.
Our radon gas professional will close every window and door, close the vent on the chimney, and ensure the air conditioning is functioning in the required manner. Our radon gas technician will also treat every required window with tamper-proof tape to make sure that closed-house standards are upheld.
The radon gas apparatus remains in the property for a few days recording the saturation of radon gas in the property. A technician will revisit the house once the radon test is done to return the analyzers and generate a report.
Call us today at 703-782-5344 for a free estimate! Our radon testing staff will come to visit to learn more about your property, measure your space, and get you going on making your Springfield house one you can enjoy without reservation!