Radon gas is gas that is dangerous when trapped in your lungs during breathing, it is an odorless gas which when trapped in the lungs they decay into radioactive particles which increases your risk of lung cancer. Radon enters your home by passing through any available leaks in the foundation or porous materials, it is produced after uranium is broken down in the soil. To reduce the health risk of radon to your family you are supposed to learn how to test your home for the gas, it is not only harmful to you but also the pets and any other animal on your home.
Radon mitigation is a process that focuses on reducing the amount of radon gas in breathing zones, buildings that are occupied and also from the water supplies. It may be removed from domestic water supplies through treatment systems by the use of activated charcoal or aeration, mitigation of the gas is accomplished through ventilation below a concrete floor slab. The first step when doing radon mitigation is to test if indoor air or the concentration of domestic water should be reduced.
Here are some of the tips that will enable you to do radon mitigation in your home. Order a testing first, there are numerous and most of them are affordable hence you can either get online, or form a local hardware near where you stay. You can get these kits free from public health departments or free depending where you live. Radon test kits are divided into two, and these include short-term radon test kits and long-term test kits. The short-term ones are convenient, and they measure the levels of radon between two to seven days. Long term radon test kits are used by professionals and they measure the radon levels for 90 days up to one year.
Radon can be removed from water supplies at the treatment plant or the point of use. Activated water systems will capture the radon from the water, amount of radiation accumulates over time. Radon from water is removed by the aeration systems.
Radon mitigation system has many advantages when the system is installed correctly by a radon mitigation professional who is correctly licensed and when the system is operating correctly. You will have lower radon levels or even none at all at your home, you will also have a small energy increase and you will also experience a small loss of conditioned air. When you do radon mitigation then this gas will never pose any harm at your home and you and your family will live happily, this increases the productivity when at work.