About Our Radon Testing
- Our Electronic Radon Monitor (ERM) is placed in the home at the lowest level. The machine continually collects readings for a minimum of 48 hours.
- During this time the home must be kept in “closed” condition to ensure the most accurate reading.
- After sitting for 48 hrs collecting readings of Radon levels, the documented levels are reported and you are notified within a detailed report.
- Levels are considered safe if they are below the threshold of 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air) as stated by the EPA. If the levels are above this threshold, other steps are needed for mitigation.
Radon gas is harmful to human beings. It is a silent killer. Radon is odorless, colorless gas responsible for too many deaths per year that can be prevented easily. The only way to know the presence of radon gas in your home is to have a home radon test. It does not matter in which state or in what type of home you are living, radon testing is the only way to check the level of risk. Radon does not just appear in residential properties, it can appear in commercial buildings as well, so it is important for commercial properties to receive radon testing too. According to Environmental Protection Agency, there are various case studies that show that radon gas is seriously responsible for lung cancer.
Radon gas is produced from the decay of natural uranium in water, soil, and rock. This hot gas is present in the outdoor air and comes into homes through cracks found in a foundation or walls, construction joint, cavity inside walls, gaps in floors, service pipes, etc. According to the Environment Protection Agency, the radon gas comes with the homes from the soil in contact with basement floors and walls.
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About Salem, MA
Salem, Massachusetts, a historic coastal city on the North Shore of Greater Boston, traces its roots to 1626 when English colonists established continuous settlement. Once a significant seaport in early American history, Salem is now a thriving residential and tourist destination. Home to landmarks like the House of Seven Gables, Salem State University, and the Peabody Essex Museum, the city seamlessly blends history with modern amenities. Notably, its 2020 census recorded a population of 44,480. Salem is renowned for the infamous 1692 witch trials, commemorated with witch logos on police cars, an elementary school named Witchcraft Heights, and high school teams known as the Witches. While Gallows Hill Park was once believed to be the site of executions, Proctor’s Ledge was identified in 2016 as the true location. Today, Gallows Hill Park serves as a town park with baseball fields, tennis courts, and other amenities. For your peace of mind, and the health and safety of you and your family, contact Alpha Building Inspections for Radon Testing in Salem today!
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