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Radon gas is gas that is dangerous when trapped in your lungs during breathing, it is an odorless gas which when trapped in the lungs they decay into radioactive particles which increases your risk of lung cancer. Radon is produced when uranium is broken down in soil and it may enter your home by either passing through porous materials in your foundation and any leaks. This gas is not only harmful to you about your family but also your pets and any other animals on your farm hence it is good to make sure you home is safe by reducing the health risks of it.
Radon mitigation is a process that is used to reduce this gas concentration mostly in breathing zones, from water supplies or any building that is occupied by people. Mitigation can be done through ventilation or treatment systems through aeration when removing the gas from domestic water supplies. In radon mitigation the first step is testing to see whether the indoor air radon concentration is supposed to be reduced.
Here are some of the tips that will enable you to do radon mitigation in your home. Order a testing first, there are numerous and most of them are affordable hence you can either get online, or form a local hardware near where you stay. You can get these kits free from public health departments or free depending where you live. Radon test kits are divided into two, and these include short-term radon test kits and long-term test kits. The short-term ones are convenient, and they measure the levels of radon between two to seven days. Long term radon test kits are used by professionals and they measure the radon levels for 90 days up to one year.
In water supplies radon may be removed at the entry point, point of use and at the treatment plant. Carbon that is activated will capture the radon from the water and the amount of radiation over time will accumulate and the filter material can reach the level that requires to be disposed as a radioactive waste. The aeration system is very crucial because it is the one that moves radon from water to the air.
Radon mitigation system has many advantages when the system is installed correctly by a radon mitigation professional who is correctly licensed and when the system is operating correctly. There will be lower levels of radon in your home due to radon mitigation, there will also be a small conditioned air loss. You will save a lot of money because your family members will not be exposed to any radon health risks and you will also save a lot of time that you can spend with your family.