Why is it necessary to get your house checked for radon?

Not everyone is aware of what Radon actually is, in the most simplistic way to explain it would be. Radon is formed by the decay of uranium in the soil and rock, it is a radioactive gas. It’s harmful to humans.

 If proper ventilation is not done it can seep through the buildings from foundations, cracks and other types of leakages and can reach levels which are dangerous for humans mostly health wise.

  • The drawback to Radon is you can’t see it, smell it or taste it or feel its presence so it can be easy to not care about it. However, exposure to radon is the top reason for lung cancer among people who do not smoke. Nonsmokers develop a 1 in 20-lifetime chances to catch lung cancer from radon while smokers only have a 1 in 3-lifetime chances.

The only positive thing towards it is with the age of growing technological advancements it is fairly easy to detect if there is radon gas present in the building. Also, an expert in building repairs will be able to easily identify where the gas is leaking from seeping into the building and help fix up the leakage. This service usually costs around 500$ to 3500$, If you’re interested to check out Radon Testing Beloit now for radon testing.

There are mainly two ways to test indoor radon concentrations in the building. You can go a buy a device to test radon in the building it costs 20-35 Dollars and is for one-time use afterward you send it to a certified laboratory to test out your building radon concentration. While some companies sell live radon detectors which are small machines detecting radon levels in real time. Radon levels can vary sometimes within days or even hours.

Radon levels do also change seasonally. Generally, radon concentrations are high in the night as its cold and in the winter since we keep all the windows and doors closed. You can get a 3-month testing done this way they calculate out the average to check if the radon concentration is up to the regulations or exceeds it.

The researchers in Canada found that a huge majority of the areas in the country have radon concentrations detected. 6.9 percent of the homes in Canada exceed the regulations of radon concentration in the country. The problem is a big amount of population doesn’t even know what radon actually is or its effects on a human body.

Even if the place you live in is stated to be radon free you are better off getting your home tested for radon concentration rather than leaving it out since when the government studies this issue they check concentration levels with a more general way rather than being home oriented.

Government is also starting to test public buildings, schools, hospitals and much more for radon concentrations this shows it’s not something to be taken lightly, you should at least buy a detector and send for testing.

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