All There Is To Know About Radon Testing
The National radon testing month is in January. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoke and the number one leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
The information presented above is enough evidence to make a home owner to want to regularly carry out radon testing. If one intents to buy or even sell a home, it may be a good thing to call in the help of a professional to carry out the testing but if it is just a routine check, one can buy the home test kit and carry out the testing process by themselves. That way, you know the results are unbiased and impartial and there is no need to worry that the results have been skewed. If you do a test on your own, there are two types to choose from: short-term and long-term. You can find a radon testing kit at home improvement stores, online or through your state government. some goverments may provide these radon testing kits at discounted prices or if they do not offer this, they may go ahead and provide a list of contractors that offer this test to you at a good price.
Radon is caused by naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released in water, rock and soil thanks to the natural decay of uranium. It moves through the ground and into your home through cracks and fissures in your home’s foundation. Radon may also be found from well water which releases the gas while using the water for various purposes around the home.
One should not assume that simply because their neighbors house was tested for the gas and found to have it in low levels the same is also true for it too. there are various factors that affect the amount of radon found in ones home and that is why mere assumptions should not be used while making an objective claim. The minimal allowed level of radon to be found in the home is 4pCi/L since this gas is found almost everywhere in the world. If one carries out a test and finds out that the radon level is high, there is need to have a mitigation system put in place.
There is no country among the 50 states that does not have radon. And by saying this, there is no particular house that is not likely to have radon. The information above is evidence that the home should be tested for radon and also one has to make sure that the house they are about to buy is tested too.