How Does Radon Get in Your Home?
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium and is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation, where it is then trapped inside and builds up. It can also be caused by having contaminated aggregate in the concrete that was used to build your home. Through negative air pressure, the radon gas is forced into your home where it is again trapped inside your home and builds up. You can schedule a radon test with us today.
What Are the Risks of Living With Radon?
EPA reports that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, leading to approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon gas is tasteless, odorless, and can’t be seen. The only way to know the radon levels in a home is to get a radon test.
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About Our Radon Testing in Boca Raton, FL
Waypoint, in association with Radalink (the national leading radon testing resource), will test for radon in your home using our AirCat Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM). The test takes several days to complete and results are uploaded to Radalink for analysis at which point a report is then generated and promptly delivered electronically.
The EPA states that radon levels above 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter of air) are considered unsafe and should be lowered through the use of a properly installed mitigation system. Even though the EPA states that no level of radon can be considered safe, the average indoor radon level is estimated to be about 1.3 pCi/L. Even with a mitigation system in place, there will still always be some level of radon in the home.
For more information regarding Radon and it’s concerns, check out the informational PDF below, or visit the EPA’S Radon Information Page.
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