Radon Test And Abatement – “Whys” And “Hows”
Talking about radon abatement, we have to know first of all what is radon, and then why it is harmful and should be mitigated in closed spaces where people live. After that, you should be familiar with the process of testing and abatement itself. So, what is radon? Radon is a noble gas, which has no odor, no color, and no taste, but the most important thing to say is that it is radioactive. So, as you are already guessing, you can’t detect it by yourself, the senses are not enough to know whether the radon is present in the air, nor can you sensate the amount of radon, if it is present in your environment. That would not be the problem if radon wasn’t bad for your health, but since it is, you need to hire professionals to deal with the testing and abatement if you want to stay healthy.
Levels of radon in the air vary from day to day, and you can notice visible differences in its amount from season to season. Because of that, it is always recommended to take a longer-term test, because then you will have more accurate results. If you choose to take a short-term test, many factors can have an effect on the test results, such as wind, air pressure, and in general changing weather, then ventilation, even line open windows. Because of that you may have imprecise test results, and inadequate methods of radon abatement.
If you have already tested for radon in your home, you should know that radon mostly comes from beneath the house, or the building. Since the soil is saturated with radon which then comes to your home, the best way to get rid of it is not to let it even reach your home. That process is called soil suction, and will save you from any possible health problems.