The reasons behind carrying a radon testing is to make sure you are aware of if there is radon gas or not. Radon gas is especially dangerous to non-smokers because of the effect of radon to their lungs. Minimizing the radon risk is not very easy.
Your home is in danger of radon despite the fact that is in seen easily, tasted or smelt. Carrying out a simple radon test at home is the only way to eliminate the looming danger eminent in your home. The time frame for radon test kits is 48 hours and about a week for the results to return back to you from the laboratory. But there are faster ways to do the tests at home and this is by using the electronic testing gadget. The methods are unnecessarily expensive yet the 48 hour canisters deliver the same results. It is advisable to use the canister test kits as they are simple and can also be used when there is ample time. Hardware shops stock cannisters.
If you test and discover that your home has small radon levels, there is the urge to take some action to oversee that radon remediation is done. Radon remediation is an involving task but it is done at home and its effectiveness is guaranteed Your family is protected after remediation of radons.
There are several ways to do remediation radons. The drain tile, home design, sump pit and crawl socks are guides in ensuring the radon shelding is done by a trained radon mitigation technician.
The myth that a new home and hence no radon is far-fetching. The fact is that it is not true and new homes just like older homes can all have a radon problem and much of it is attributed to the how tight the house is built.
The assumption that if your neighbors have no radon then your house too is radon free. The fact is indeed your house could have even double the radon and your neighbors none.
A third myth is that radon is not harmful because maybe you have been in a house for several years and no health issues. The fact is that lung cancer in non-smokers is brought by radon.
A home owner can do several things before they can consider radon testing and the levels can be reduced greatly.
Some factors need to be taken care of before doing radon testing. If these things are done before radon testing it is seen that the levels are now lower with 0.5.kg/hours. Upon completion of the radon testing the gases will become lower to the tune of 0.5kg/hours. Radon testing helps to lower the levels to 0.5 kgs/hour and as low as below 4pC/Li. It may not be necessary to install a radon testing device after all the radon precautions are carried out.