Radon is a radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the atmosphere. Although it exists in trace amounts, radon poses a health threat when trapped in enclosed areas like schools and houses. Every state is vulnerable to the dangers of high radon concentrations, including Tennessee. Breathing in this gas can cause lung cancer if it is not dealt with properly. In fact, among those who do not smoke, radon is the number one cause of death from lung cancer.
Fortunately, there are actions that help effectively reduce the radon concentration in your home and keep your environment as safe as possible. Read about radon mitigation and the steps you can take to put this system in place.
What is Radon Mitigation?
Radon mitigation refers to any system that reduces and controls the amount of radon in an indoor environment. Before moving into a building of any kind, it is important to test the level of radiation in the air. Radon can leak its way into homes through cracks in concrete, soil exposure, loose-fitting pipes, mortar joints, and other similar openings.
Any building can face unhealthy radon levels, even if it doesn’t appear to have an issue. Although radon cannot be completely removed from an area, understanding how much is present in the air will allow for more effective solutions moving forward.
After testing, radon concentration can be controlled in a few different ways. Examples include collecting soil gasses through a PVC pipe, installing a radon depressurization vent or piping radon upwards in a building. Each of these methods serve a distinct purpose depending on the situation at hand. To determine which option is best for your home, business, or school, it is recommended to consult a licensed professional.
Who Do I Contact?
Do you think you might be experiencing a problem with radon gas in your home? You may be in immediate need of a radon mitigation system. Dayton’s Pest Control Services offers efficient and accurate testing by our Radon Gas Measurement Specialist. After testing your home, we will help you confidently decide what actions need to be taken to ensure your home is as safe as possible. As a family-owned company based in Tennessee, our highest priority is to provide you with honest and high-quality services. Contact Dayton’s Pest Control Services today for a free inspection.