Dayton Radon Testing
Professional Radon Testing
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by the natural decay of uranium in soil and water. Although it is present in outdoor air at very low levels, it can build up to dangerous levels in enclosed spaces. Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer, and the EPA estimates that approximately 21,000 people die every year from radon-related lung cancer. Testing is the only way to determine the radon levels in your home or commercial property. At Dayton Radon Mitigation, we use state-of-the-art equipment to test for radon gas, and our team of certified professionals will work with you to develop a mitigation plan if necessary. We are committed to providing the highest quality service and customer satisfaction, so you can rest assured that you and your family are safe from the dangers of radon gas.
How Radon Tests Work
Radon gas is produced when uranium is decayed. Uranium is an element present in soil and rocks. The gas moves slowly through the ground soil to enter homes and commercial buildings through cracks and crevices in the foundations. The level of radon gas builds up in your home or commercial establishment over time. The link between radon gas and lung cancer was first discovered in the 1950s. When radon is breathed into the lungs, it releases high-energy radioactive particles that are known as alpha particles that damage the lung tissues and cause lung cancer over time. If you are concerned about radon gas in your home or workplace, you can have a test done to measure the level of radon present.
There are two main types of radon tests: short-term tests and long-term tests. Short-term tests are typically done over a period of 2-90 days, while long-term tests are done for a period of 3-12 months. If you want a more accurate reading, it is recommended that you combine both short-term and long-term tests. Radon testing is relatively simple and inexpensive, so there is no excuse not to test your home or office if you are concerned about radon exposure.
How DIY Radon Test Kits Work
DIY radon test kits are some of the most popular in the market today. A DIY test kit will either be charcoal or alpha track. Charcoal test kits absorb radon gas in the air for a specified amount of time. Once the sample is tested in a lab, the radioactive particles emitted by the charcoal are then counted or converted to light – which will give a radon level readout. On the other hand, alpha track teats use a plastic film that will be etched by the alpha particles that strike them. In a lab, the tracks will be counted to find the radon level. Almost all DIY radon test kits come with similar instructions and take about 48 hours to get results. With these kits, users can easily check their homes for radon gas without having to hire a professional. Although slightly less accurate, DIY radon test kits are a convenient and cost-effective way for homeowners to protect themselves from this harmful gas.
Pros & Cons Of DIY Radon Test Kits
Radon is a gas that can be found in any home, and it’s important to test for it regularly. While there are professional testing services available, many people opt for DIY kits because they’re cheaper and easier. However, there are some drawbacks to using DIY kits. First, they’re not as conclusive as professional tests. This means that you may need to follow up your DIY test with a professional one. Second, DIY testing is only good for personal testing purposes – if you’re trying to sell your home, you’ll need to get a professional test. Finally, if you do find high levels of radon in your home, you’ll need to hire a mitigation service to get rid of it. However, overall, DIY radon test kits are a great way to test for the gas and take necessary steps to prevent it from affecting your health.
How Professional Radon Testing Works
While DIY radon test kits are widely available and relatively affordable, they are not as accurate as professional radon testing. Certified professionals use specialized equipment and have the training and experience necessary to properly conduct the test and interpret the results. There are two main types of professional radon tests: passive electret and active. The passive electret test uses a Teflon disc that is statically charged. When ions from radon decay hit the disc, the electrical charge is reduced. This information is then used to calculate the radon levels in your home or commercial building. Active radon tests are conducted using a continuous monitoring device that records radon levels over time. While professional radon testing is more accurate than DIY testing, it is also more expensive. Expect to pay around $200 for a professional test.
Reasons To Hire A Professional Radon Test
The only way to know if radon is present in your home is to test for it. While you can purchase do-it-yourself testing kits, the most accurate results will be obtained by working with a professional radon testing and remediation service. These services use sophisticated equipment and have a deep understanding of the many variables that can affect test results. As a result, they are able to produce more accurate results. Furthermore, professional testing services can also provide more effective radon mitigation. If you are concerned about radon in your home, the best course of action is to hire a professional testing service.
Why Choose Us?
Testing for radon is an important part of ensuring that your home is safe. Radon is a gas that can be present in homes, and it can be dangerous if it is not properly monitored. There are many companies that offer radon testing services, but we believe that we offer the best service available. We specialize in a very niche aspect of home radon inspections, and we strive to make radon testing as efficient, simple, and affordable as possible. We provide reliable radon testing services, and we are constantly improving our credentials to better serve our customers. If you are looking for a company to test for radon in your home, we believe that we are the best choice available.
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