A Guide to Radon Gas


Your safety and health comes first whether you live in the upper said of the state or the lower side. Due to the unavoidable circumstances that happen in life, knowing what can harm you and taking precaution and preventive measures is very important. Radon gas is one of the things that you should know if the place you live in or even work has it. They are some parts of the country that that have high concentration of radon gas and they are those that it is barely there. Whether the place you are living in has high or low concentration, radon gas is still radon gas and knowing if your place has it is important. It is not easy to know if the place you are in has it because it is a natural gas which is radioactive and can cause a lot of harm to once health. Watch this video to learn more about radon: https://youtu.be/mTuC_LrEfbU

Radon gas is formed from the soil that contain uranium which decays overtime to produce radium and polonium. As time goes by, the polonium realizes radon gas in the air creating a very harmful toxicity level in the air and even water. Radon is hard to know with the naked senses because it is tasteless, colorless and odorless and most times than not it causes cancer. The only way you can know if you have radon gas in your home is by testing. The process is very simple and really affordable and has several ways of testing it. One of these ways of testing for it is getting a radon test kit that can be bought from the local hardware stores. The kit is a short-term one that allows you to get basic reading within forty eight hours of testing it. After doing the test, you sent it to the lab for analysis and they will sent it back after doing the testing with the results. Depending on the results, you may need to employ some radon mitigation solutions.

The second method is by getting the continuous radon monitoring test that is usually done by the mitigation and local state certified radon testing specialists. You can find one by looking at the state’s health department website. The specialists will do the test by setting a small electronic monitor that will garnish the results within forty eight hours. This test will give you accurate reading because it will do the reading every hour and getting solid readings. The third testing is usually done by placing alpha tracks and electric detectors in your home. It is a long-term kind of testing that lasts for more than ninety days. After all the testing is done, radon mitigation will be done next and this is the way to ensuring your home is safe from harmful substances.