Aside from smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, do you know what else needs to be detected in your home? Radon gas is a serious problem as it can cause health problems for inhabitants of homes plagued by it, including lung cancer. Read on for more information about odorless radon gas and how you can reduce the threat in your home.
What Is Radon?
Radon is a gas that is a naturally occurring chemical element, normally found in harmless amounts in the atmosphere. It is a serious problem because it can cause lung cancer in people who are exposed to too much of the gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Most people who are overexposed to radon gas are exposed in their homes, schools, and offices, not overexposed outside. Radon levels need to be under 4 pCi/L to be safe for people.
Residential Radon Testing Services
The only way to know how much radon gas is present in your home, school, or office is to have the space tested. This can be done by a professional or with a do it yourself kit. If the levels are too high, radon mitigation is necessary.
Radon mitigation and abatement services are suggested for places that exceed 4 pCi/L, as this amount can cause approximately 35 times more radiation than allowed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for standing next to a fence of a radioactive waste facility. That is a lot of radiation and a huge risk for lung cancer. Residential radon testing services are critical to ensuring your family’s safety.
Local Sump Pump Installation
Radon mitigation companies offer a couple of different ways to limit radon gas exposure. One of those mitigation techniques is to install a radon vent cover over the sump container. Local sump pump installation companies can help you determine if you need a radon vent cover, or if you need to install a sump pump or update an existing one.
Residential radon testing services can help you alleviate any concerns your family may have about radon gas and its potential health impacts. Contact Colorado’s Trusted Radon Specialist for information on how we can help you prevent radon gas from building up in your home.