Radon Testing Virginia
Radon Mitigation Virginia
Property Inspection, Radon Testing, property inspections
Radon Testing Virginia
Before your scheduled appointment, we request that you keep the lowest level of your building unopened (windows, doors, etc.) for at least 24 hours. This will provide us with the most accurate reading.
We offer residential and commercial radon inspections in the following Northern Virginia counties:
Arlington, Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Rockingham, Page, and Augusta.
To schedule an inspection or request more information, contact our office and a staff member will get back to you within 24 hours.
Call us today for a free estimate!
Our office is open from 9AM to 8PM, Monday – Friday (540) 421-6434
Our testing is performed by us but to eliminate suspicious results – the results are coming from an independent state of art laboratory. Results are the same day as pick up.
Radon Gas Levels in the Home
Radon is a known Killer. It is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the number two cause of lung cancer among smokers. Radon gas is colorless, odorless and undetectable. Testing is the only way to know if the levels are average or high. In this area we are aware of levels as high as 139 picocuries curies per liter. In some areas the local radon office reports 1 in 4 homes with levels above 4 PCi/L.
What is Radon?
Radon gas – even the name sounds ominous. Radon is created when uranium in the soil decays. The gas seeps through any access point into a home. Common entry points are cracks in the foundation, poorly sealed pipes, drainage or any other loose point. Once in the home, the gas can collect in certain areas especially basements and other low lying, closed areas and build up over time to dangerous levels. The Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S. Government has set a threshold of 4 picocuries per liter of air as the safe level. As humans are exposed to the gas over a period of years, it can have significant, and detrimental effects.
How widespread is the problem? Radon has been found in homes in all 50 states. Certain areas are more susceptible than others (http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap.html). Concentrations of radon-causing materials in the soil can be either natural or manmade. Homes built near historic mining operations may be at higher risk. The only way to tell for sure is to have your home tested.
Test for Radon-Radon testing comes in two forms: active and passive.
Active devises constantly measure the levels of radon in a portion of your home and display those results.
Passive devices collect samples over a period of time and then are taken away and analyzed. Either method can help you determine your level of risk. Do-it-yourself kits are available from a number of outlets, normally with passive devices. Over a period of days, the device is left in the lowest level of the home which is normally occupied. This eliminates crawl spaces under the house, but includes finished or unfinished basements. Then the results are analyzed by a professional. The other option is to engage a qualified professional to conduct the tests properly.
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, Radon Testing
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