What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It results from the decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. Outdoors, radon is diluted to low concentrations and poses no health problems. However, once inside your home or office, radon can accumulate to unhealthy levels.
How Does Radon Get In My Home?
vacuum, drawing radon gas from the soil into your home
Radon gas can enter your home through:
1. Floors or walls
2. Floor drains
4. Construction joints
5. Cracks & pores in hollow or solid concrete walls.
Radon levels in your home are dependent on several
factors, such as design, type of construction, effects of
air handling equipment, ventilation, water supply, and the
concentration of radon in underlying soil, Radon levels are generally highest in basements or the lowest living level of your home.
Radon Mitigation systems work by lowering the air pressure slightly under the house.
Because no level of radon is considered absolutely safe, radon levels in your home should be reduced to the lowest possible level.