To keep the air in your home in the best condition, you may have to have it inspected and cleaned for any sign of radon. Radon cleaning is something that many home and business owners need to have done at one time or another. It is something that should not be ignored. Radon is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that is naturally produced by the Earth. It is created when uranium decays, which happens as rocks, soil and water grow and continue to age underground. The gas usually floats harmlessly into the atmosphere, but when it is trapped inside a building it can become quite dangerous. Radon usually finds its way into buildings through foundation cracks and gaps between boards and windows. The main reason for getting rid of radon is that is can be very hazardous to humans when it is breathed in for extended periods of time. It has been linked to lung cancer as one of its most common causes.
Test your Home for Radon
The first step in a radon cleaning is getting the radon levels of a property tested. This can be done in two different ways. First, a do-it-yourself testing kit can be used. These can be purchased and used quickly by property owners to get an initial reading. While this is a good choice, most people opt for a professional consultation from a radon-cleaning contractor. We will be able to give a very accurate reading and have a high level of experience with such projects. Plus, we will know what to do immediately should a reading be taken that is too high to be ignored.
Radon Cleaning Methods to Use
The most common way to reduce this is to install a ventilation system that works all throughout the property. This is done after areas such as furnaces are looked at and a thorough duct cleaning is done to ensure that no contaminated air can find its way in again. Cracks in the foundation and walls of the property are also repaired. Sometimes a ventilation system is not the best choice, however, and a pressurization system is installed instead. This uses a variance of pressure levels throughout a property to keep outside air out, while clean air is constantly circulated inside.
Radon Cleaning Is Necessary For Areas With Contaminated Air
Properties that show high radon levels should absolutely be cleaned to improve indoor air quality. It is easy to ignore such a problem, as the presence of the gas is not noticeable, but it should not be put to the side. Steps should be taken to clean the radon from any area where it is shown to exist in high quantities as soon as possible. It does take a bit of an investment to get an area cleaned, but it is well worth the money. Radon is extremely dangerous to the health of those living or working at a property if they are exposed to it for long periods of time. Make sure to contact us, so we can test your home for radon.