Having a high radon gas reading at your home does not mean you cannot sell or have it rented. Numerous proven processes can lower radon gas levels, and make your home safe for people to live in. In addition to traditional radon remediation practices, there are a few things homeowners can do to lower the level of radon gas at their home, including opening the windows to allow fresh air to circulate within the house.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is hazardous to humans and animals when inhaled. It is one of the products of the natural decay of organic substances in the soil. Radon cannot be seen or smelled, and this is the reason why many homeowners are unaware of the presence of radon gas. Radon is usually high in places with a high level of thorium and radium in the soil.
Getting regular and routine radon testing at home is important. This will ensure that you are not inhaling this radioactive gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second to smoking.
Radon Mitigation is the method to clear your home from radon gas. This procedure might be cumbersome to some, and the reason why a few homeowners opt not to do radon mitigation routinely. Homeowners can immediately lower radon gas levels by opening the windows or ventilation fans to promote airflow which allows toxic air to escape and fresh air to enter. To encourage airflow, more than one window must be open.
Although proper ventilation is key to lowering radon gas levels, please be advised, this is not a permanent fix. Radon usually escapes to your living spaces through cracks on your floor or foundation. Radon mitigation includes sealing off cracks in your floor and foundation and installing sub-slab ventilation that pulls out toxic gas outside, and clean air inside.
Regular radon testing and radon mitigation by professional radon inspectors are needed especially in areas with a high concentration of uranium, thorium, and radium. At Atlantic Radon, we provide quality radon testing and radon mitigation services. Keep your family safe from Radon. You can scheduling radon testing in Annapolis, Columbia, Ellicott City, Crofton, and Gaithersburg with us. It is important to make sure your home is safe from radon. Get in touch with us by filling out our contact form to learn more about our services.