Risks of Radon in your Tennessee Home
You can't see radon. You can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home.
Radon is a cancer-causing gas found in the air that you breathe. It is estimated that thousands of deaths are caused by radon each year. Radon is such a threat that the Surgeon General has even warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. The only thing that causes more lung cancer deaths is smoking. Just imagine how high your risk is if you smoke and your home has high levels of radon!
When the uranium in soil, rock, and water naturally (radioactively) breakdown, this produces radon which then gets into the air that you breathe. Radon is found everywhere in the United States. From homes to offices and school- radon can get into any type of building which results in a high indoor radon level. You and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure of radon at home though, because this is where you all spend most of your time.
To test for radon gas levels in your home, Dayton's Pest Control is the one to contact. If the levels in your home are above what is recommended, we can customize a radon mitigation system to fix the problem. A mitigation system can be designed with your input, and then installed to successfully bring home radon gas down to a safe level. We serve the Tennessee area, including Sharps Chapel, Sevierville, Tazewell, White Pine and nearby.
How Radon Enters Your Home
- Cracks in concrete slabs
- Spaces behind brick veneer walls that rest on uncapped hollow-brick foundation
- Pores and cracks in concrete blocks
- Floor-wall joints
- Exposed soil, as in a sump
- Weeping (drain) tile, if drained to open sump
- Mortar joints
- Loose fitting pipe penetrations
- Open tops of block walls
- Building materials such as some rocks
- Water (from some wells)
Don't wait to make your home a healthier, safer environment! Call us or contact us today to schedule a radon test or receive a free radon mitigation system estimate today!