Radon testing is an inexpensive test to ensure the indoor air quality of your home is safe for you and your family. Michigan Radon Testing – Call today 734-664-5853 to schedule your radon testing. Canton Michigan
Michigan Radon Levels – You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it. Testing your home is the only way to know whether your home has elevated radon levels. Are you purchasing a home? Now is the time to check for Radon levels while you still have the opportunity to negotiate the installation costs of a mitigation system. After the purchase, it’s too late and a costly expense upward of $1,500 to install a radon mitigation system. Serving SE Michigan, Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston, Oakland Countries including Canton, Plymouth, Novi, Northville, Livonia, Ypsilanti, Westland, Canton MI, Plymouth MI.
Radon Levels in Your Area……?
The average radon concentration in the indoor air of America’s homes is about 1.3 pCi/L. It is upon this level that EPA based its estimate of 20,000 radon-related lung cancers a year upon. It is for this simple reason that EPA recommends homes be fixed if the radon level is four pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter) or more. Because there is no known safe level of exposure to radon, EPA also recommends that Americans consider fixing their home for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and four PCI/L. The average concentration of radon in outdoor air is 0.4 pCi/L or 1/10th of EPA’s 4pCi/L action level.
What is Radon Gas….?
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes and finished basement, schools, and buildings around the world. Environmental Radon Gas comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil.
Radon is a Class A carcinogen and the second leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Radon mitigation systems is a proven method to reduce radon levels in homes and buildings. The Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
How We Test…?
Continuous Radon Monitoring, Accurate and Efficient! This is genuinely a State-of-the-Art system for providing radon testing for your real estate purchase! No other radon monitor available today can provide you with a more comprehensive test and record real-time continuous measurements of radon gas. Air is either pumped or diffuses into a counting chamber. The counting chamber is typically a scintillation cell or ionization chamber. Electronics process scintillation counts, and radon concentrations for predetermined intervals are stored in the instrument’s memory or transmitted directly to a printer.
How Are Radon Levels Mitigated….?
The best method in reducing radon levels in the home is by installing a PVC vent pipe through the basement floor to force vent the radon gas below the slab to the exterior of the home. This method of radon reduction is known as “sub-slab depressurization.” Typically, a hole is drilled through the basement floor and remove enough soil to create a pit (or a sump pit is used), then a PVC pipe is installed in the hole and properly sealed and finally routed to the outside. On the exterior of the home, a fan is attached to the pipe to create suction to draw the radon from below the basement slab floor into the pipe, rather than allowing it to creep into the home. A differential water gauge is placed on the pipe to show that it is creating suction. The typical cost of a having a radon mitigation system installed range between $800 – $1,500.
Click to view a video showing radon mitigation techniques! (Shockwave required to see the video. Video courtesy of the State of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.)