Radon Testing Services to Ensure your Calgary Property is Safe
Long-term tests remain in your home for more than 90 days. “Alpha track” detectors are used for this type of testing. A long-term test will give you a reading that is more likely to tell you your home’s year-round average radon level than a short-term test. For this method, the detector is a small piece of special plastic or film inside a small container. Air being tested diffuses through a filter covering a hole in the container. When alpha particles from radon and its decay products strike the detector, they cause damage tracks. At the end of the test the container is returned to a laboratory for reading. The number of tracks per area counted is used to calculate the radon concentration of the site tested. Exposure of alpha track detectors is usually 3 to 12 months.
Integra can provide you with a Radtrak2 long term tester. Use it in your new home once you moved in or your current home now. Everyone should know what your homes Radon level is.
The good news about Radon is that the fix for it is often easy to implement and cost averages about $2500.
Radon Testing Services to Protect my Home & Family
Radon is a radioactive gas created from the decay of uranium minerals present in rock, soil and water. You cannot taste, smell or see radon.
Radon enters the indoor environment and comes into contact with people as a result of the way homes, schools and workplaces are designed, constructed and maintained.
It is one of the most significant environmental health risks that exists today, and can be found in all regions of Alberta.
Full Home Inspection to Test for Radon in Your Home
Radon migrates to the surface through cracks in the bedrock and into soil cover and the water table. It enters your home through gaps in the foundation, drains, sump pumps, joints and loosely fitted pipes, etc. Natural water supplies (i.e. wells and ground water) may also carry radon into your home.
Integra Inspection Services Radon Testing Special $40
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