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Understanding Radon Testing

 

Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas. Radon is caused by naturally occurring radioactive gas released on water rock and soil due to naturally decaying uranium. Radon is known as the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. It is also the number one cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers. Radon is known to kill thousands of Americans every year. One is therefore advised to buy a radon testing equipment to keep their homes radon free. This exercise should be done at least twice a year. Radon is not only available in a home but also schools and offices thus it is essential for the management also to conduct radon testing to safeguard students and also employees. Further to this when one is purchasing a home, it is vital for them to perform a radon test. Radon testing kits are available online at home improvement stores and also from state governments. The state governments will either offer the radon test kitfor free or at discounted rates.

 

Radon gets into our homes through cracks and fissures in the house foundation. Secondly, it can be found in good water which will release radon when showering or even from the taps. It is important to know is a neighbor's home is subjected to a radon test and is declared radon free this does not necessarily mean your house is radon free also this is because radon gas levels vary from home to home regardless of the location. The radon detector tests radon as the picocuries per liter of air, and this will enable one to see how safe their house is from the gas. One's radon gets into a home it gets trapped without an exit route, and thus it is essential to engage a radon reduction system o get rid of any trapped radon. This radon can be removed by putting up a vent pipe. This will enable the radon to escape the home thus eliminating the radon that is in the breathing environment. This process is known as sub-slab depressurization.

 

A newly constructed home is more parable to get radon gastesting than an old home in an existing neighborhood.If one is unable t do the radon testing on themselves, there are radon inspectors who are always available to do the tests for them. One should look for licensed radon inspectors who have ample knowledge.hey can do both the radon test as well as implement a radon reduction system to help get rid of any radon that might have accumulated in the home. Therefore radon testing is critical n keep the whole family safe.