Whether you live in a brand new house or one built in the 20's, high radon levels are a real possibility. Radon can occur in any home and in any location. If your neighbor doesn't have high radon, that doesn't mean you don't. The good news is that you can protect your home from radon gas. First you must understand what radon is and why you should have your home tested.
What Is Radon Gas?
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs when uranium in soil decays. Because the foundation of your home is poured directly into the soil, it gives radon gas easy access to enter your home. It can come through the construction joints, plumbing areas or even cracks and pores in the foundation.
Because radon is radioactive, it can pose a significant health risk to you and your loved ones with prolonged exposure. In fact, radon accounts for up to 70% of the radon that we are exposed to in Utah. When it is present in our homes and we breathe it in, it can even lead to lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and is linked to over 21,000 deaths per year in the United States. But this is preventable with radon testing and radon mitigation when needed.
Radon has no smell, taste or color so there is only one way to determine radon levels. Specialized testing that takes place over a minimum of 2 days can determine if you have high radon levels. Once you know the level of your home, you can determine if radon mitigation is needed. Haven't tested your home yet? Fill out the form on this page to request a free test!
If high levels of radon are found in your home, a radon mitigation system can be installed. These systems consist of a series of pipes and specialized equipment that pulls the radon from the soil below the house and vents it out above the house, significantly reducing the radon levels in your home. In most homes, a mitigation system is very affordable and can be installed in just a few hours.
Whether you live in North Salt Lake or down in Draper, your home needs to be tested for radon. Fill out the form on this page or contact the experts and Utah Radon Services to learn more. Radon is a real problem, and we have the answers. We can provide radon testing, quotes for radon mitigation, and years of experience in radon removal. In return, you can expect to receive certified testing results, & if needed, significantly lower radon levels.
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Radon is a radioactive gas that enters your home through cracks and pores in the foundation as uranium decays underground. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas, which means it requires specialized testing to protect your family. Side Effects of Radon Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United […]