Radon Testing, Farr West
Welcome to Brighton Home Inspections, a home inspection company that’s been helping residents in the Salt Lake City and Ogden areas with property inspections since 2004. We bring our years of experience, certified professionalism and attention-to-detail to every inspection.
What is Radon?
Radon gas is a common cause of cancer. Radon gas is scientifically proven to cause lung cancer in people.
A large number of properties in the Farr West area have a radon saturation at or above the carcinogenic level.
Radon comes from the silt, not the building. No house, new or old, is immune to radon infiltration.
Every property interacts with the soil beneath it differently. This is part of the reason why houses adjoining others have dramatically different radon saturation.
Radon gas concentration will change daily and seasonally inside a reasonable range. A short-term radon sample is a snapshot and a good bellwether of if the land has a radon issue.
Radon has a lifespan of 3.8 days. Accordingly, radon levels won’t be any greater if the property is closed for years or months.
No house is airtight.
Radon gas may enter through any grounded vent in the structure such as sump pumps, plumbing pipes, and slight imperfections in the foundation.
The method to know with confidence the levels of radon gas in the dwelling is to contract a radon test.
Testing a dwelling for radon is a special service when completing a property transaction.
A radon gas professional will install the radon monitors on the property. Radon gas analyzers are placed in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching the earth. Typically, between one and three analyzers are placed in the property for the radon gas test.
Our radon expert will shut every window and door, seal the damper on the fireplace, and make sure the heating and cooling system is operating in the prescribed manner. Our radon professional will also treat all indicated windows with tamper indication tape to make sure that draft conditions are met.
The radon monitors are stored in the structure for a few days to record the levels of radon gas in the structure. An expert will return to the property once the radon test is done to return the probes and generate a report.
Contact us today for a free estimate! Our radon testing experts will come out to learn more about your property, measure your space, and get you on target on making your Farr West property one you can enjoy without reservation!
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