Why Your Home Needs the Best Radon Detection Kit
One of the greatest threats to the health and safety of a home is high levels of the deadly gas radon, a colorless, odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Most people take the safety and security of their homes quite seriously investing in security devices and safety equipment but often overlook the need for radon testing.
When testing for radon gas, a Class 1 carcinogen, it is important that you get the most reliable result. If a mis-reported radon level is high, you may unnecessarily install a radon mitigation system. While beneficial when you have a high level this mistake could cost in upwards of $2000. On the other end, a misreported low level could leave your home and family exposed to higher than normal levels of radon.
Responsible for 21,000 deaths a year and being the second leading cause of lung cancer, the fatalist of the most common types of cancer, radon gas is a very serious issue, and you should be serious about testing for it, with a laboratory who is serious about their products and reports.
Radon is All Around Us
Radon is a naturally occurring in the environment around us. Contrary to what many people believe, it is impossible to completely get away from radon exposure. Your goal is to limit this exposure and make sure that it always stays within acceptable levels.
You may be putting yourself at greater risk of radon exposure if you have appliances in the basement level of your property. These appliances pull in resources from the outside environment. Radon tends to make its way into your living and workspaces through the soil, the air and the water.
Radon in the air is the most potent radioactive substance. It is also odorless, colorless and completely invisible here. This is the exposure that you want to limit the most.
Fixing Your Property at its Base
Overexposure to radon may also serve as a symptom of other dangers on your property. For instance, radon may come into your living and workspaces through cracks in your concrete, brick and marble. Because radon experiences many natural phenomena such as diffusion (the natural tendency of things to expand into areas of lower concentration), you need to seal off your property as much as possible.
If you take a short term radon test kit and find that radon levels are too high, you may want to check the veracity of your concrete and brick. It is likely that your property is experiencing some sort of breakage, because radon finds its way into your property through cracks and fissures.
For instance, concrete pores constitute around 18% of all concrete by volume. If water is making its way into your basement through concrete, it is likely that radon is making its way here as well.
You also want to limit the amount of heating that you do in the winter months if you find that your radon exposure is too high. This is especially true if your heating unit is in the basement. In the same way that radon comes in through pores in the concrete, it can also come in through the air that your heating system uses from the outside environment.
Your Short Term Radon Test Kit
Having a short term radon test kit on hand and available is one of the most important steps that you can take to protect your property against overexposure to radon. Radonova is the company that you can trust with your short term radon test supplies. Do not put off testing for any reason – the day that you do may be the day that you become overexposed.
Protect your property and yourself by getting in touch with Radonova right now.