Properties of Radon:
Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas and that’s why human senses can’t detect it alone. It is a radioactive gas which causes cancer. According to Surgeon General in the United States, it is becoming the second major reason for lung cancer. If you are a smoker and your home is also covered with radon then there’s a high risk of developing lung cancer. Scientific studies have revealed that children are more prone to radon gas because of their higher rate of respiration and cell division. Radon starts to glow because of intense radiation during condensation. Radon is single atom gas and can easily penetrate low-density materials like paper, leather etc. as well as some building materials like concrete block, wood paneling and some insulations.
Radon Mitigation services and facilities:
We specialize in installing and designing of radon mitigation systems for the commercial or personal property. Not just installation services are provided we deal with all sorts of radon-related services. We have got highly expert radon mitigation professionals for helping you with VOC testing, radon analysis services and sump pump repair. Some of the services we provide include:
- Radon System Installation and Testing
- Radon System Repair and Vapor Intrusion Services
- Commercial and Custom Radon Systems
- Sump Pump Repair and Replacement
- VOC Testing & Mitigation
Radon Mitigation Tests:
There are several tests for radon gas and its devices are commercially available. These tests can be done methodically where there is a danger that system won’t work properly. Digital detectors provide daily, weekly, short term or long term readings through a digital display. The devices for a short-term test are cheap and sometimes are free of cost. You need to follow certain protocols for carrying out a short-term test and its compulsory to follow them. You need to place this kit at the lowest most level of the ground for almost 7 days. Long-term tests include kits which are relatively expensive and keeps on taking measurements for up to a year. The amount of concentration varies in a day so for exact conclusions, you should always go for a long-term test in the place where you spend most of the time like in living.
Four Ways of Radon Elimination:
The four ways of Radon Mitigation are:
- Soil suction by increasing under-floor flow of air
- Avoid the transferring of radon from the lower ground to living rooms;
- Make a radon sump system in the basement;
- Setting up a positive supply ventilation system.
Results of test:
After the radon mitigation tests are performed, we obtain the level of radon from laboratory. That level tells us which the safe and dangerous level is. According to EPA, level of 4pCi/L or greater means that you should take serious steps to finish your property or stop your purchasing process. Whereas measurements between 4pCi/L and 10pCi/L states that long-term test is adopted.