All There Is To Know About Radon Testing
The National radon testing month is in January. So what is radon, it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers ans the second leading cause of lung cancer among the smokers.
Those facts right there highlight why it is so important that you regularly test your house for radon. One may want to just carry out the regular routine check, when this is the case, it may be good to buy a home test kit and carry out the random check themselves, however, if they either need to buy or sell a house, it would be a good thing to outsource the services of a professional. 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 gas is brought about by the decay of uranium that happens as the gas released as a result of the decay is released to the soil, rock or even water. the decayed gas finds itself into our homes by moving through the ground and getting in through the cracks and fissures. Even the well water that we draw for use in our houses is also a source of this gas which is released when we use this water.
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. This is because, radon levels vary from house to house as there are many factors that go into determining how much radon there is in ones home. it is also important to note that radon is found everywhere and that is why most governments have come up with action points to ensure minimal levels of radon can be found within home. There is need to have a mitigation system and process put in place if the radon level is found to be higher than what has already been stipulated.
Radon is found throughout the entire country in all 50 states. There is no particular type of home that is more or less likely to have high levels of radon. Again, this illustrates why it is so important to regularly test your home for radon and to make sure the house you are thinking of buying is tested for radon as part of the home inspection process.