Handling Radon in Your Home

radon-testing-graphicYou know your ducts are clean and your HVAC system is working nicely. The house is comfortable and you have been enjoying relaxing as winter slowly gives way to spring. We don’t want to ruin the mood, but we do want you to keep safe, so we want to ask you a question: with everything you’ve done for your home’s indoor air quality, did you check for the presence of radon?

If this sounds like a somewhat scary question, it’s because the idea of radon in your house isn’t good. This is a gas that can sneak in through your foundation or your water supply and become trapped within your home, creating pretty bad results over time.

If you are concerned about the potential presence of radon in your home, we can help by providing radon testing in Portland and, if needed, mitigation services as well. Read on to learn more about this issue.

What You Should Know About Radon

If you haven’t heard of radon, or testing and mitigation for it, it might seem hard to figure out where to start when you need to learn about this issue. We can help you get the information you need from definition to diagnosis and beyond.

What Is Radon?

Let’s start with the basics: what is radon? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas created by the breakdown of uranium within the soil. Radon can be found throughout the United States and can infiltrate the air and water in your home.

Why Is Radon Problematic?

Like we said, radon is a radioactive gas. This means that it has the potential to cause cancer. In fact, it is the number one source of lung cancer rivaled only by cigarette-smoking. Unfortunately, you are most likely to get the highest level of exposure to radon in your home.

How Do I Check If There Is Radon in My Home?

Radon is a gas that has no scent, color, or taste, so it is impossible to detect on your own. However, if there is radon in your home, you will want it addressed. Thankfully, there is a way to check for it. Radon testing is the best way to detect the presence of radon in your home and see just how high the level is. In fact, when you ask for help with radon testing by The Clean Air Act, we will go the extra mile to determine the source of the radon, its potency, and how it is entering your home.

Dealing with Radon

So if you have high levels of radon in your home, what do you do? Your best option is to schedule radon mitigation services with professionals like ours. While radon can’t be fully removed, we can help to reduce or mitigate its presence in your home. All you have to do is reach out to us to get the process started.

Don’t hesitate, contact The Clean Air Act now to clear the air in your home. Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment. We will take care of you from there!

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