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Advanced Radon Testing

Advanced Radon Testing

Radon Testing, Advanced Radon TestingRadon is a silent killer that can be found in any home, anywhere. In fact, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. This invisible, odorless, radioactive gas can seep up from the ground and collect in any home. Radon comes from the natural decay of radioactive elements found in the soil. There is only one way to know if this radioactive gas is in your house. Get the most comprehensive and accurate radon testing in Charles Town WV from Dash Home Inspection.

I use the best state-of-the-art device available to test for radon. The Corentium Pro radon monitor takes hourly measurements over 48 hours. The device has four chambers that detect alpha particles emitted by radon decay. This certified test is the most surefire way to measure the radon level in your home.

You should test for radon before buying any home. Then you should retest your home every 2 to 5 years. Keep your records and keep track of any radon level changes. Even if a home is built to be radon-resistant, the EPA recommends regular testing. You should also test before and after making any major renovations or adding a new heating system or central air conditioning.

The Only Way To Know If You Have Elevated Levels Of Radon Is To Test.

The soil. Radon is produced from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. Uranium breaks down to radium. As radium disintegrates it turns into a radioactive gas … radon. As a gas, radon moves up through the soil and into the air you breathe.

While radon is present everywhere, and there is no known, safe level, your greatest exposure is where it can concentrate – indoors. And where you spend most of your time – at home. Your home can be old or new, well-sealed or drafty, and with or without a basement.

Since radon is produced from soil, it is present nearly everywhere. Because soil is porous, radon gas is able to move up through the dirt and rocks and into the air, we breathe. If allowed to accumulate, radon becomes a health concern. Two components that affect how much radon will accumulate in a home are pathways and air pressure. These components will differ from home to home.

Radon gas is created by the decay of uranium and sometimes gets trapped in underground water reserves and aquifers at high pressure. When this radon-contaminated water leaves your tap, the radon gas is released into your home. Because of this, well water sources are the most likely to have radon problems.

Is there radon in the Well water?

Yes, sometimes. If the radon gas levels in your home are high and you get your water from a private well, there’s a good chance you’ve also got radon in your well water. Drinking radon in water can cause stomach and other internal organ cancers. Radon gas escapes from well water whenever you open a faucet, use the kitchen sprayer, shower, do laundry, or boil or evaporate water. So you owe it to yourself and your family to test for radon in your well water and install a radon water mitigation system if the results exceed recommended levels.

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Our professional home inspectors will thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the house or condo you are looking to buy. Our pros at Dash Home Inspection do their job with due diligence to make sure I uncover any issues or concerns that could potentially impact the property value before closing a sale. All findings will be included in a comprehensive digital inspection report that will be delivered to you within 24 hours.

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