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Frequently Asked Radon Gas Questions

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Dec 22, 2015 11:47:20 AM

What Is Radon Gas?

Many people are unaware of what Radon Gas actually is and the health risks that are involved with breathing in the radioactive gas. 

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and sightless gas. It is in the air we breathe and the water we use for drinking, bathing and cooking. At high concentration levels it is a serious health hazard.

Radon is naturally created from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which is found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world.

Radon is extremely prevalent in areas with large levels of granite concentrations. Radon Gas in the soil and rock is released into the air and underground water and surface water through the natural half-life decay process.

Curious about what Radon has to do with you and your home? Read our blog post "Selling Your Home is Easier with Radon Testing and Mitigation" here

Topics: Radon Mitigation
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Have Radon Testing Done In Your Home During The Winter

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Dec 8, 2015 2:25:48 PM

Radon Levels Are Elevated In The Winter 

Radon Gas is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that is naturally produced by the decay of radioactive elements, such as thorium and uranium. Radon is released into the air by soil and rocks, and it is very prevalent in areas with large amounts of granite. When Radon breaks down, it attaches to dust and other airborne particles that can be absorbed through our lungs. This radioactive element damages the DNA inside our body's cells. 

Radon Gas moves naturally through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. When Radon Gas enter your home, it becomes trapped and starts to accumulate if not properly ventilated. 

Topics: Radon Testing