What is Odorless, Colorless, Tasteless, and can kill you?
Now you may be thinking, if something is Odorless, Tasteless AND Colorless, how do I know it even exists? This has to be a scam right?
Radon is very real. In fact, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, only behind smoking. Among nonsmokers, Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer.
Dr. Oz doesn't think radon is a hoax. Read our blog post " Why Did Dr. Oz Talk About Radon?" here.
Table of Contents
- What is Radon and Where does it Come From?
- How can you tell if your Home has Radon?
- What do the Test Results Mean?
- What is a Radon Mitigation System?
- What are you Waiting for?
- Schedule a Discounted Radon Test
But what exactly is Radon and where does it come from?
Radon is a odorless, colorless, and tasteless noble gas that comes from the radioactive decay of the elements Radium and Uranium.
Unfortunately, Uranium is one of the most common elements in the earths crust, and has a half-life of 4.5 billion years.
This means that Radon gas isn't going away anytime soon.
Radon is also one of the most dense elements that exists in a gaseous state. Due to its density and radioactivity, it creates a substantial health risk when prolonged exposure occurs.
So how can you tell if your home has Radon?
When discussing Radon, it is important to understand that ANY HOME CAN HAVE RADON!
Whether your house is 100 years old or was built last week, you can be exposed. Radon does not come from the structure itself, but the earth beneath the structure.
In order to determine if your home has elevated level of Radon, the first step to take is to have a Radon test done at your property.
Although there are do-it-yourself radon tests available, the most accurate way to get a proper reading is to have a professional set up a continuous monitoring system.
"A continuous monitoring system is a piece of equipment that is set up in the lowest accessible level of your home, where it stays for 48 hours, monitoring for radon levels in the air".
During this time, it is important that property owners try and keep doors and windows closed.
Although regular openings are fine, the most accurate measurements are obtained when regular living conditions are kept throughout the duration of the test.
Once the test has been inside the home for 48 hours, the licensed professional will come pick up the testing kit and send the results to the lab.
The lab will then be able to deconstruct the testing results and provide the accurate readings of Radon levels in the property throughout the 48 hour period.
What do the Radon test results mean?
Depending on what the levels of Radon in your property are according to the test results, further action may be required on your part.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Radon levels in a property should not be higher than 2.7 (pCi/L).
However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends action to be taken when levels are at 4.0 (pCi/L).
What is a Radon Mitigation System?
Simply put, a Radon Mitigation System is a system that can be installed in properties that greatly decrease the levels of Radon.
The system consists of a network of fans and pvc pipe to help vent the Radon safely out of the home. The system is usually installed in the lowest level of the house, but location is ultimately determined based on the layout of the property.
There are two main types of mitigation systems that are installed, Internal and External.
The external systems run they ventilation piping along the outside of the propery, while the interior system runs the piping along the inside of the property and out through the roof.
What are you waiting for?
If you do not know the Radon levels of your home, the sooner you have your home tested the better. Why risk exposing yourself and your family to a known carcinogen that is the second leading cause of lung cancer?
"Getting your home tested for Radon and having a Radon Mitigation System installed is the best way for you to protect your family".
If you would like to schedule a test or mitigation, or simply have some more questions about Radon, give the licensed experts at Radon Eliminator a call now.
Our specialists can address any of your concerns, and schedule an appointment to begin the process of eliminating radon from your property.
Call Radon Eliminator at 330-844-0703 today or click on the link below to schedule your appointment.