We breathe a lot of air inside our homes each day. We use air purifiers, ventilation systems, and air filters to ensure our air quality is up to standards but is it really safe? Most people assume that their purifiers and air filters are enough to protect the quality of the air they breathe. While this is mostly true, some things cannot be filtered by regular air purifiers. One of the more dangerous gases you can inhale in your home is Radon.
What Is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that forms in the soil. It is formed through the breakdown of radioactive metals like radium, thorium, and uranium. While we are exposed to low levels of Radon on a regular basis, it becomes a problem when Radon is inside our homes.
How Does Radon Enter My Home?
Radon can easily enter your home because it is a gas. It can enter through cracks or holes in your foundation, cavities inside walls, pipes, and concrete or rock materials. Radon is an odorless and transparent gas that cannot be seen. This makes it that much more troubling. The one way to see for sure if you have Radon is by a Radon inspection and test.
What Is a Radon Test and Inspection?
Radon is tested in several ways, but the most common is a short-term test completed by a Radon specialist, like Centennial Radon Solutions. Your Radon specialist will inspect your property and locate the best place to test for Radon. A Radon testing unit will be placed in the home. It is maintenance-free, and you will not need to touch it. It will stay in your home for a period of time and then be tested by your Radon company. If Radon is found to be in your home, there are many options to ensure your Radon levels are lowered and are safe for you and your family.