Radon is a gas released from land, it is radioactive, it can cause lung cancer over time, and it can sometimes be found in your home. Which is precisely why you need to know about it, how to detect it, when it is dangerous, and what to do about it.
WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
Radon, surprisingly, comes from soil – more specifically from the process of uranium decay that happens in all soils. And the chances are high that your home has radon, as one of every 15 homes in America does have radon leaking in through cracks in the walls and floors, the water, wall cavities, and cracked pipes and joints.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF RADON IS IN MY HOME?
Radon monitors, put into effect for 48 hours, will determine if radon is in your home. To understand how to make this happen successfully, HomePro Building Inspections can help you decide whether to do the testing yourself (and send your results to a testing facility), or have professionals do it for you. For a thorough, easy education about your options, go to HomePro’s website: http://www.ohiohomepro.com/html/radon-testing-cincinnati-ohio.html Nearly 50% of Ohio homes have radon levels that exceed national safety levels. A great resource for radon concentrations by Ohio County, take a look at the following website: http://www.city-data.com/radon-zones/Ohio/Ohio.html
HOW DO I GET RID OF RADON?
The good news about radon is that it is not hard to get rid of. According to HomePro, the two methods of ridding your home of radon are fresh air, and sealing cracks in the structure and foundation of your home. Land specialists like Cincyland can help you navigate these waters before you put down roots.
Radon testing is very affordable. Crack sealing may cost more, but the result is a healthy family and a future great selling point for your home.