Radon Gas Testing, Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspections Dallas Houston Austin

Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer

Radon gas in homes is one of the leading causes of lung cancer

Current MAP requirements allow a 25% ground floor sampling variance from the ANSI-AARST testing protocol.  However, if any of the units come back at or above 4 pCi/L, 100% ground floor testing is required. You can find the current radon policy in Chapter 9.5.C of the MAP guide: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/4430GHSGG-BM.PDF

Attached is a 2018 radon update from Pat Burke that supplements the existing policy:   Radon Technical Updates Pat Burke November 2018

Multifamily has proposed eliminating the 25% sampling variance and requiring 100% ground floor testing.  If approved, this change would go into effect when the new MAP guide is published.  The guide is still going through review. (from a memo dated Aug 5th, 2020)

The new requirement has now largely passed and is in effect as of this writing (January 1st, 2022) and because of the ongoing pandemic, ScanTech is no longer performing surveys for OCCUPIED multi-family dwellings or nursing facilities. We only perform commercial surveys in unoccupied structures which are typically new builds, though we can still do office buildings under certain conditions such as in conjunction with other forms of indoor air quality testing.  

Biomedical / Environmental Health & Safety Consulting & Field Testing With Industrial Hygiene & Microbiology expertise

Dallas Green Building Clearance Services – Certificate of Occupancy IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) VOC measurements for Dallas Green Building Ordinance Post-Construction with regards to Pre-Occupancy baseline IAQ testing Section 804.2.

In a rush to test your property for radon gas or radioactivity in natural stone such as granite or marble? Did you know that radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer? (Smoking is 1st and radon gas synergistically increases mortality rates for smokers)

While it is not well known, radon gas levels EXCEED EPA action limits of 4 picoCuries/liter (pCi/L) in up to 10 % of all homes in Dallas county with an additional 14 % falling into the marginal range of 2 – 4 pCi/L. This means that 1 out of 4 homes (10 % + 14 % = 24%) in Dallas either have a radon issue or fall into a caution category. Other counties, such as Tarrant, Collin and Denton are not immune either. (see the link below on Radon FAQ from ScanTech for more details)

Example areas of the Metroplex (not a complete or comprehensive list) which have been found by ScanTech testing to have excess radon levels which are statistically higher than the 24 % quoted above include:

  • North Dallas and Far North Dallas
  • Lake Highlands
  • University Park
  • Highland Park
  • Park Cities area
  • Richardson
  • Arlington

ScanTech now has the capability to test and get results within as little as 24 hours of initial deployment using a high quality digital tester.

Our services are both faster and cheaper than competing methods or companies and we have been performing radon testing for homeowners in the DFW area for over 10 years.

Testing is performed by an engineering graduate experienced in radioactivity measurements,  indoor air quality testing including mold inspection, formaldehyde and radon gas testing.

AARST NRPP National Radon Testing Professional Certified

AARST-NRPP Nationally Certified Radon Residential Measurement Provider ID # 108991 RT* including Advanced Multi-Family & Large Buildings Radon Measurement MAMF-2017

*Meets HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and GSA requirements

Mold Assessment Consultant – Texas Dept. of Health Service License # MAC1387 (now licensed by TDLR (Texas Dept. of Licensing & Registration)

(Activated charcoal short term radon test kits are accurate as well, but typically require at least 4 business days to get results under best case conditions and a complete kit deployment and pickup service is almost always more expensive due to the additional travel)

Call / text to 214.912.4691 – please include physical address, square footage property and email

More information is available here:

RADON FAQ Dallas /Fort Worth — DFW North Texas Area

http://www.indoorairqualitytestingdallas.com/

http://www.scantech7.com/formaldehyde-indoor-air-quality-testing-services-dallas-fort-worth/

Radon Deaths United States Annually

Annual Radon Deaths Updated Chart

Texas CMIS Mold Information Sheet

Cities for radon / air quality inspection services include: Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Spring, The Woodlands, Round Rock, Plano, Highland Park, University Park, Park Cities, Arlington, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Frisco, Denton, McKinney, Allen, Lewisville, Irving, Mesquite, Bedford, Euless, Richardson, Coppell, Grand Prairie, Garland, Addison, Farmers Branch, Rockwall, Carrollton, Parker, Rowlett, Lucas, Fairview, Park Cities, Keller, Roanoke, The Colony, Highland Village, Lake Dallas, Corinth, Prosper, Duncanville, Lancaster, Rowlett, Royse City, Trophy Club, Southlake and Hurst. Counties served include Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Rockwall County.

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2 thoughts on “Radon Gas Testing, Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspections Dallas Houston Austin

  1. Dan Merkler

    I would like to introduce myself as the owner of the two last Metroplex territories for Restoration 1, scheduled to open the first week of August.

    I’m sure that I will need the services of an IEP (Indoor Environmental Professional) and thought I’d send you my contact information.

    Looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.

    Thanks,
    Dan Merkler
    Owner
    Restoration 1 of Denton & Frisco
    972-821-3355
    http://www.restoration1.com

    Reply
  2. admin Post author

    Mr. Dan Merkler,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us!

    Also I am introducing Mr. David Null of IAQ Solutions as he is the only professional duct cleaner in this region that I trust in his knowledge and honesty.

    David Null
    http://iaq-solutions.com
    214.797.8295

    Again, I only do commercial indoor air quality, mold and radon (not residential at the homeowner level) but David still serves both sectors as of this writing.

    Best Regards,

    JAG of ScanTech Technical Consulting

    Reply

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