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Where Radon Is Found?

Jun 8, 2016 11:41:13 AM

Radon is a naturally occurring gas with radioactive properties that is produced by the natural breakdown of thorium and uranium in soil, rock, and water.

There is a significant amount of false information circulating about radon. Read our blog post "Common Misconceptions of Radon Gas." here!

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Where is Radon Found? 

Soil and Rock: Radon can be found in nearly all soils and rock, which can also be found underneath the foundation of a home. Radon from soil is the main source of indoor radon. Radon enters into a home through openings, cracks, and pores in the concrete. 

Water: The radon from the soil and rocks can move into air, ground water, and surface water. Radon can enter a home through the water supply by showering, doing laundry, or running the dish washer. 

Natural Gas: If natural gas has been in contact with uranium and thorium-bearing rock and soil underground, then the radon remains with the natural gas is it moves through distribution pipes and into homes. When the gas is burned, radon can be released into the air by: Where is Radon Found?

  • Furnaces
  • Fireplaces
  • Water Heaters
  • Stoves 

There is a large percentage of Ohio homes that test high for radon gas levels due to how our homes are built. The only way to check a home's radon levels is by performing a radon test.

It is important for your safety and the safety of your family to have a licensed professional test your home from high concentration levels of radon gas in order to help prevent your risk of contracting lung cancer

Radon gas will rapidly attach itself to many different surfaces that it comes in contact with. This may include airborne particles, such as dust, floors, walls, ventilation systems, and clothing. 

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Radon is also the only gas under standard conditions that has radioactive isotopes and is considered a health hazard due to its level of radioactivity. 

Radon Eliminator has a team of State certified specialists who will come to your home and set up a radon test. If your home tests at or above the EPA recommended level, we will also provide you with a free quote to install a radon removal system. 

If you are unaware of the radon gas levels in your home, do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule a discounted radon test

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