What Is Radon
Indianapolis Radon Mitigation considers knowledge the most powerful tool when it comes to radon poisoning. We spend a considerable amount of time teach homeowners about radon: what it is, what it can do, and how to get rid of it.
Radon poses serious health issues to you and your loved ones. Assuming that everything is ok could result in chronic, terminal health conditions many years from now, including lung cancer, one of the hardest cancers to treat with one of the highest mortality rates.
Get the information you need so you can keep your family and yourself protected!
What is Radon?
Radon is an element that is emitted from natural elements. It comes from the soil, as rocks and soil break down over time. This is a slow process, so there’s basically a non-stop stream of radon coming from the ground. The eventual result of radon is uranium, but in its chemical breakdown, it produces lead and polonium, both of which are dangerous when breathed.
For the most part, radon releases into the outdoor air and dissipates to a point that it is in very low concentration. It still isn’t safe to breath, even in small amounts, but avoiding all radon is impossible for this reason.
Our goal for radon mitigation is to get your home as close to 0 pCi/L as possible. The EPA considers anything under 2.0 pCi/L acceptable because this is the average for outdoor air.
What is Radon Gas?
As the soil naturally decomposes, radon gas is produced. It is a dense gas, so it is usually found in the highest concentrations in first floor rooms, basements, or crawl spaces. Often, if tests indicate that radon gas is contained in the crawl space homeowners opt to do nothing rather than installing a mitigation system since this is a non-living area.
Indianapolis Radon Mitigation helps homeowners just like you make choices about radon mitigation systems, frequency of testing, and many more radon-related topics.
Testing for radon gas is simple, although it sometimes takes a while. We may need to leave testing equipment in your home for up to 90 days in order to get reliable results.
Radon gas is radioactive, so when it is present in the air you breathe, radioactivity takes place inside your lungs, which can damage and mutate lung cells, leading to cancer.
Radon Mitigation Indianapolis can help you reduce the risk of cancer and other health issues by reducing the amount of radon gas in your home. The installation of a radon fan in the lowest level of your home is the most common solution.
Another course of action should be examining your home for places where radon gas may be entering so that they can be repaired. Indianapolis Radon Mitigation can assist in your home inspection since we have the experience to know where radon leaks most commonly occur.
Radon gas is nothing to mess around with. Its effects are real and they are dangerous. Don’t ignore the need for radon gas testing and mitigation!