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The Importance of Radon Removal While Staying Home

Here at Abodee Radon, we take radon safety very seriously. Especially as people are quarantined and spending more time at home, it’s essential that you get your home tested and have the radon removed if found. This radioactive gas has been known to cause serious diseases and sickness. Because it’s odorless, tasteless, and colorless, proper testing measures must be taken, in order to reduce radon at home. Let us teach you about a few things you should know about radon.

What is Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas, belonging to the nobles gases of the elements. It’s produced from the radioactive decay of uranium and can be found in soil and rocks. It is found naturally in many climates.

Why Radon That Dangerous?

Because radon is highly radioactive, it can cause radiation-induced cancer. Essentially, when you breathe in radon, it is absorbed into the lining of your lungs, which can cause lung cancer. Next to cigarette smoking, radon is the second largest cause of lung cancer. In addition to lung cancer, radon can cause breathing difficulties, chest pain, blood with coughing, and respiratory infections.

How Does Radon Get Into Your Home?

Radon can enter your home in a myriad of ways. We have seen it enter through fireplaces and furnaces, as well as gaps in flooring, exterior air vents, well water, spaces near piping, foundation cracks, wind, and open areas within a wall. Because there are so many ways for it to infiltrate your house, it’s essential that you get your home testes.

How Do I Get My Home Tested For Radon?

We encourage you to order a radon test kit from radon.utah.gov. This test is simple and inexpensive. It will take you roughly 12 hours and then, it must be processed. Again, this can be done for a small fee. If your house tests above a level 4, then, you need to get a Radon system installed. We are happy to help you with that installation.

What Happens if My Home Tests Positive for Radon?

Remember that if your home ends up having radon poison, it can be fixed. We can install a radon mitigation system to be sure that your loved ones stay safe and that radon gas does not impact their health in the future. We have several methods and tests we use to be sure that your home is protected properly. Take radon safety seriously! Always, always test your home. Be proactive and keep your family safe. A $10 test can make all the difference!

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