It is all really about the air you breathe. Radon will enter the home from any place it comes into contact with the ground. This will be through the sump pump, cracks in the foundation, window casements, and more. Even if the home is well-sealed, radon will find a way in. With Radon, it is something to be aware of.
Radon is sneaky. It will get into your home through tiny cracks in the floor and walls and the only way to know if it is there is to test for it. Radon is trapped indoors and becomes concentrated in enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces resulting in a significant increased health risk especially lung cancer. The only way to know is to test. Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It will enter homes where it is inhaled by the occupants of the house putting them at risk. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it will build up. Any home will have a radon problem regardless of whether it is new or old, well-sealed or drafty or if it has a basement or not. Radon levels will be lowered through a variety of repairs from sealing cracks in foundations, floors and walls to changing the flow of air into the building. Radon is then vented above the roof where it safely disperses.
Radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless. The only way to know if radon levels are high in your home is to test. Schedule a test immediately. Take action to look after your family’s safety. Protect your family and have your home test now! Repairs to decrease radon levels will be made by an EPA or state-certified contractor.
Contact Radon Systems LLC to learn more how to mitigate radon levels in your home or property.