Radon Mitigation is An Important Service You Should Be Aware Of
Radon is a naturally occurring gaseous element that is odorless, tasteless, colorless, and radioactive. This element is everywhere in the soil, but usually only in very small amounts. However, there are certain spots where the radon is significantly higher than others, and if this happens to be your basement that we are talking about then you will definitely need to get radon mitigation services out to your home. The health risks to you and your family are immense.
How Does This Happen?
Since radon is everywhere in the soil and very common in rocks especially granite, the circumstances that need to combine for a serious radon leak are not that uncommon. If your house is poorly ventilated, built on certain subsurface rock formations, and most importantly if there is a crack in your foundation for the radon to leak through, you will have a problem. The best way to ensure you and your family are safe from radon poisoning and the other diseases that over exposure can cause is to make sure that your home’s foundation is completely solid. There should be no cracks or leaks.
How Is it Fixed?
Radon mitigation relies on a few things. First of all, the area where it was leaking through, which is most likely a crack in the foundation, needs to be repaired and sealed as soon as possible. Once you stop more radon from entering your home, then you can move onto the next stop of filtering the air out through a ventilation system which is the most common way to do this, although there are other ways to mitigate the radon in your home.
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