Radon Testing in West Valley City

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Radon Testing, West Valley City

What Should I Know About Radon?

Radon is a Class A cancer-causing agent. Radon is known to instigate lung cancer in people.

A large number of properties in the West Valley City area have a radon gas concentration higher than the dangerous limit.

Radon gas naturally occurs in the dirt, not the structure. No home, newly built or longstanding, is exempt from radon gas contamination.

Every property meshes with the soil beneath it differently. This is why houses adjoining one another often have dramatically different radon levels.

Radon gas levels will change every day and with the seasons inside a reasonable range. A quick radon test measures a small time period and a solid bellweather of if the home has a radon contamination.

Radon gas has a half-life of only days. As such, radon gas accumulation won’t be any greater if the house is enclosed for months, days, or years.

How Does Radon Penetrate the home?

No home is totally air tight.

Gas may seep in through each ground-facing gap in the building such as sump pits, plumbing pipes, and even small gaps in the concrete foundation.

Your way to know with confidence the levels of radon in the dwelling is to run a radon test.

Radon Testing Method

Testing a property for radon is a important process when delivered alongside a property purchase.

Your radon gas specialist will place the radon gas monitors in the home. Radon detectors are located in crawl spaces, the level above crawl spaces, and any room touching earth. For most properties several devices are located in the house for the radon gas measurement.

The radon gas technician will close every window and door, seal the flue on the fireplace, and ensure the HVAC system is operating in the standard manner. The radon gas expert will additionally treat every necessary window with anti-tampering tape to ensure that ventilation standards are upheld.

The radon probes are left in the house for two or three days recording the amount of radon gas in the structure. A specialist will revisit the home once the radon test is completed to recover the analyzers and write a report.

Contact us today for a no-pressure consultation! Our radon testing staff will come out to ask about your property, measure your space, and get you on target on making your West Valley City property one you can enjoy completely!

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