A so-called silent killer, radon is invisible to the eye and undetectable to the nose. It comes by its nom de guerre by virtue of the fact it is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the general population. Fortunately, radon measuring equipment can accurately detect the presence of radon in your home of place of business.
Not only is it odorless and colorless, the amount of radon gas present in your home varies from time to time, and even from room to room. For these reasons, we recommend a three-month timeframe for are radon measuring device to most properly allow for variations in levels. At the same time, we supply short-term kits which are useful if you are buying or selling a property.
Radon detectors are safe and simple to use. They work well sitting on an unobstructed shelf, a dining room serving table or a bedroom dressing cabinet. Its ordinary plastic shell contains a simple device that records the damage caused by radon. They produce no harmful emissions, nor do not emit anything dangerous.
The good news is that radon detectors, and systems that mitigate its effects, work well. A radon gas system can nearly eliminate the presence of the harmful gas, and while the cost will vary depending on the size and design of your dwelling, it can be fixed for about the same as the cost of the average home repair project.
Armed with the results of your test, we will let you know whether it is above or below what is referred to as the action level. If the result is positive, we will offer solutions to your radon exposure/problem.
What to Look for in a Radon Gas Mitigation System
Several factors need to be taken into consideration when a contractor and homeowner meet to prior to installation:
• The radon gas level.
• The size of the property in which the radar mitigation system will be installed.
• The type of foundation.
• The cost to install and operate the radon gas system.
Radon Gas System Options
If high levels of radon are detected, we can design and install specialized positive pressure ventilation and radon sump systems to lower the concentration and prevent future infiltration of the gas. Our radon sumps and mitigation systems are designed to the specific requirements of your property.
In homes that have a basement or a slab-on-grade foundation, a radon gas system that pulls air from underneath the house and vents it outdoors is the most popular method for removing the gas. This technique can be performed either actively or passively.
Radon measuring should not be taken for granted. Just because radon can’t be sensed doesn’t mean it can be ignored. A qualified contractor will conduct a radon analysis and help you decide which radon gas system is right for your home. Installing the right radon gas system is essential to the health and well-being of all individuals who occupy the property. We don’t sell testing kits but recommend brands like Radtrak radon detector. If you are looking for measuring radon levels in Scandinavia we recommend Radonova in Denmark and Norway.
You can also find a wide range of firms and members by visiting UK radon association. These members are professionals involved in radon testing and remediation in United Kingdom.
What is Radon
Radon is a radioactive gas that is odorless and colorless. It is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in the soil. It can enter your home through cracks, floors, walls, or windows. You can also bring it in on shoes and clothing. Once it enters your home, it can build up over time. Radon gas is a leading cause of lung cancer, so it is important to know how to measure radon levels and take steps to reduce them if necessary. Here are some tips on how to measure radon in your home.
1. Use a Radon Test Kit
One of the best ways to measure radon levels in your home is to use a radon test kit. These kits are typically easy to use and can be found at most hardware stores. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to use. To use a radon test kit, place the device in an area of your home that is not frequently occupied, such as the basement or attic. After allowing the device to collect samples for several days, you will then send the samples to a lab for analysis. The test results will tell you whether your home has high radon levels. If the levels are too high, you may need to take steps to mitigate the problem, such as installing a ventilation system.
2. Hire a Professional
If you prefer someone else to measure the radon levels in your home, you can hire a professional. That is generally the most accurate way to test for radon. Professional testers are trained to place and interpret the results of radon tests properly, and they typically use more sophisticated equipment than do-it-yourself kits. Professional testers also consider other factors affecting radon levels, such as ventilation and weather conditions. As a result, hiring a professional to test for radon is generally the most accurate way to determine whether your home has a radon problem. If you decide to hire a professional tester, be sure to check their credentials and ask for references. Many companies offer this service, and prices vary depending on the company and the size of your home. Still, ensuring your family’s safety is typically worth the investment.
3. Use an Online Tool
Another way to measure radon is to use an online tool. Many websites offer this service, typically using either a short-term or long-term test. Short-term tests only take a few days, while long-term tests take 90 days or more. While short-term tests are less expensive, long-term tests are generally more accurate. To use these tools, you will need to know the average indoor temperature and the type of foundation your home has.
Now that you know how to measure radon in your home, it’s time to act. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends that homes with levels of 4 pCi/L or higher should be mitigated. If you find that your home has extremely high radon levels, you can employ various mitigation strategies to reduce the levels and protect your family. Don’t wait – act today and ensure your home is safe from this invisible danger.