Radon Testing in the Kansas City, MO Area
You cannot see or smell radon gas in your home, but you can test for it!
Do you know the radon levels in your home? Do you know what radon is? These are all important questions you need to ask yourself as a homeowner in Kansas City. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Testing for this gas in your home is inexpensive and well worth the time.
Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers Radon Testing call (913) 535-8002(913) 535-8002 today!
How Do You Test for Radon?
You should test for radon in the lowest area of your home: crawlspace, basement, etc. There are several ways to test for radon in your home, some more accurate than others. One of the most popular ways is to use an activated charcoal test kit that measures the levels of radon concentration in the air. During the test, the radon gas diffuses into the testing device. The device is left in your home for a minimum of 48 hours to ensure that our technicians have accurately measured the amount of gas in the air. This is the easiest way to test the radon levels in the air in your home.
Another popular method we use is to use chemical smoke to determine the direction of airflow in the home. Watching the airflow can determine possible radon routes and can help our contractors fix the areas where radon could be spreading through your home. You can also test the soil around your home. There may not be radon in the air but there could be radon in your soil. The good news with that is your foundation is not letting the radon leak into your home.
How Much Radon Is Too Much?
The US EPA has established the “action level” for when you need to begin radon mitigation, starting at 4 pCi/l. If your radon tests come back above that number, you should take action immediately. For levels below that, it would be a good idea to get professional advice on when to test for radon again, or what steps you can take to prevent radon from entering your home.
If radon levels in your home are above or close to 4pCi/l you should contact a certified radon mitigator immediately to install a radon mitigation system. The good news about radon is that you can fix the problem. Depending on the type of foundation your home sits on, radon can be mitigated using:
- Active subslab suction
- Drain-tile suction
- Block-wall suction
- Sump-hole suction
- Sealing radon entry routes
- Home or room repressurization
The US EPA recommends you hire a qualified radon mitigation contractor to test and fix your home when you encounter radon problems. To learn more about radon mitigation or to have your home tested for radon, contact Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today at (913) 535-8002(913) 535-8002
We provide radon testing services in:
Kansas (KS): De Soto, Fairway, Gardner, Lake Quivira, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Shawnee Mission, Shawnee, Spring Hill, Stilwell, Westwood Hills, Westwood
Missouri (MO): Brookside, Kansas City
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