Radon Testing and Mitigation Services

BCS Preservation provide specialist radon testing and radon mitigation services throughout the UK to eliminate radioactive gas

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is emitted from the ground. It can accumulate in properties without the occupiers knowing, as it has no colour, taste or smell.

Radon mitigation systems North East

When exposed to high levels of radon for long periods of time, an occupant is at risk of developing lung cancer; official statistics estimate that over 2000 people in the UK die every year from the disease as a result of radon exposure.

Although certain parts of the country are believed to be at greater risk from radon due to the underlying geology, any property in any location can contain elevated levels.

The only way to know whether high levels of radon are present is to place a detector in the property for a period of time. In a standard domestic property, one detector will be used in a ground floor living room and one is a first floor bedroom.

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The detectors are analysed in a laboratory to determine the level of radiation they were exposed to, and a written report detailing the results is provided.

BCS is able to supply radon test kits for homeowners and employers, as well as short-term screening kits for prospective buyers.

If high levels of the gas are detected, we are the area’s most experienced contractors in radon remediation. Our specialist surveyor, who has received training from the Radon Council, will design a system based upon the severity of the problem and the type of construction.

The mechanism by which radon enters buildings is via advection; the gas moving from a point of higher pressure (the ground) to a point of lower pressure (inside the property). To prevent radon from entering the property, a specially-calibrated fan can be used within the building to reverse this pressure differential or a sump can be created beneath the building to become a lower point of pressure.

Radon detectors

Once remedial works have been carried out, we will always supply a set of radon detectors so testing can be repeated to confirm that the concentration has fallen to an acceptable level.

The only way to know whether high levels of radon are present is to place a detector in the property for a period of time. In a standard domestic property, one detector will be used in a ground floor living room and one is a first floor bedroom.

If you have any enquiries or would like further information about our Radon Testing and Mitigation services, please contact us.