Radon is a gas that is usually odorless and is very harmful, it decays into radioactive particles which causes damage to respiratory organs and also exposes people to risk of lung cancer when they get trapped in your lungs. Radon is produced when uranium is broken down in soil and it may enter your home by either passing through porous materials in your foundation and any leaks. To reduce the health risk of radon to your family you are supposed to learn how to test your home for the gas, it is not only harmful to you but also the pets and any other animal on your home.
Radon mitigation is a procedure that focuses mostly on reducing the concentration of these gas in water supplies or buildings which are occupied. Mitigation can be done through ventilation or treatment systems through aeration when removing the gas from domestic water supplies. The first step when doing radon mitigation is to test if indoor air or the concentration of domestic water should be reduced.
To test radon at your home, here are some tips that will help you to succeed. First of all order a testing kit, they are cheap hence you can afford them and you can buy them from a local hardware, online or home improvement store. Depending on your location, you may find yourself qualifying for reduced price or free ones from public health departments. Radon test kits are divided into two, and these include short-term radon test kits and long-term test kits. Short term radon test are the most convenient and commonly used kits, they are used to measure radon levels between two to seven days. Long term ones measure the radon levels for 90 days to one year, they give results reflective of the year in your home.
Radon can be removed from water supplies at the treatment plant or the point of use. Amount of radiation usually accumulates over time until where it will require disposal, the activated carbon systems is the one that captures radon from water. Radon is removed from the water to the air by the aeration systems.
Radon mitigation system has many advantages when the system is installed correctly by a radon mitigation professional who is correctly licensed and when the system is operating correctly. You will not have or have less radon levels at your home which is important. You will save a lot of money because your family members will not be exposed to any radon health risks and you will also save a lot of time that you can spend with your family.