Is There Radon Gas in Building Materials?
Radon gas is naturally created from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which can be found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world. Radon is extremely prevalent in areas that contain large levels of granite concentrations.
Radon in the soil and rock is released into the air and underground water and surface water through the natural half-life decay process.
With that being said, there may be a few building materials that may emit a subtle amount of radon gas. Some of these materials may include:
- Gypsum Board
- Field Stone
If there is radon producing radium in these materials, only a very small amount of the gas near the surface will ever make it into the environment. The majority of the radon gas will decay while it is trapped below the surface.
In most cases where there are elevated levels of radon gas, the radon is coming from the soil that is underneath the foundation of the home. The only way to know the radon concentration levels of the home is to have a radon test performed.
If your home has never been tested and you are concerned about the radon concentration levels, it is advised by the EPA to have your home tested.
Radon Eliminator provides discounted radon testing to home owner's who have never had their house tested and are concerned about their health and the health of their families.
We will send a certified radon testing specialist to your home to set up a continuous monitoring system for a minimum of 52 hours to obtain an accurate reading. Once the specialists returns to pick up the test, they will provide you with the radon concentration levels of your home.
At this time if your home tests elevated for dangerous levels of the radioactive gas, our State Certified Radon Specialists will provide you with a quote for a radon mitigation system to remove the gas from your living space.
Do not put off getting your home tested, click on the link below to schedule your discounted radon test today!