If you think you have been exposed to Radon, then it is time to move. Possible symptoms include shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, a new or worsening cough, pain or tightness in the chest, hoarseness, or trouble swallowing. Radon is extremely dangerous. Test your home for radon and stay safe.
Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is naturally released from the soil. It will get into a home through small cracks and build up over time. When breathed at high levels for a long period of time, radon will cause lung cancer and it is the second highest cause of lung cancer in the United States. When buying or selling a home, this is the perfect time to test for radon. And if high levels of radon are found, there are ways to mitigate it like increasing the air flow by opening windows and circulating the air with fans and vents. You will also seal cracks in the basement floor and lastly look into having a radon mitigation system installed. The truth is that radon will be found in both new and old homes, not found in only some kinds of homes. It will be present in homes built on slabs and homes with basements and crawl spaces alike. As such, all homes should be tested for radon.
There are many ways to both test and remediate radon in homes. Being aware of radon and the risks is the best first step. If after the test, radon levels found is more than 4.0 pCi/L contact professional radon mitigator immediately as this level is considered hazardous. Contact Radon Systems LLC today.