Lincoln IL Radon Testing
What is Radon?
Radon gas is a naturally occurring cancer-causing chemical. Radon gas is proven to lead to lung cancer in humans.
Many properties in the Lincoln IL area have a radon gas concentration at or above the actionable level.
Radon comes from the dirt, not the house. No home, new or old, is fully encapsulated against radon intrusion.
Every home interfaces with the ground in a different way. This is why houses next to others often have dramatically different radon gas levels.
Radon gas concentration will rise or fall daily and monthly within a safe range. A quick radon gas test measures a single day or week and is a dependable metric of whether or not the structure has radon gas accumulation.
Radon gas has a half-life of 3.8 days. That means that radon gas levels won’t be higher if the house is enclosed for months, days, or years.
How Does Radon Enter a home?
No dwelling is airtight.
Radon will enter through every ground-facing gap in the structure such as sump pits, plumbing, and minor cracks in the foundation.
The method to know certainly the levels of radon gas in the dwelling is to contract a radon test.
Our Radon Gas Testing Method
Testing a property for radon gas is a unique process when completed as a part of a house transaction.
The radon technician will place the radon analyzers in the structure. Radon gas detectors are placed in crawl spaces and on the first floor. Typically, multiple probes are located in the property for the radon gas analysis.
Our radon professional will close every window and door, close the damper on the fireplace, and make certain the heating and cooling system is running in a standard manner. Our radon professional will additionally seal any required window with tamper indication tape to ensure that draft standard are upheld.
The radon gas apparatus remain in the house for several days to analyze the amount of radon gas in the building. A professional will come back to the structure after the radon measurement is finished to return the probes and write a report.
Give us a call today for a zero-cost estimate! Our radon testing experts will meet with you to hear about your property, measure the area, and get you going on making your Lincoln IL home one you can be proud of!