Radon is a naturally-occurring, radioactive gas that can be found in the soil and rocks beneath our homes. It is odorless, colorless, and tasteless—making it impossible to detect without specialized equipment. The debate around radon comes from the fact that it is known to cause lung cancer if inhaled over long periods of time. This has led to an ongoing discussion about how we should manage radon exposure in our homes and workplaces.
The debate surrounding radon centers on whether or not mitigation strategies should be mandatory for all homeowners—or if they should simply be recommended guidelines that homeowners are encouraged but not forced to follow.
One thing is certain: getting your home tested for elevated levels is a good idea since there are cost-effective ways to mitigate any potential risks associated with high levels of the gas—and doing so could save you from serious health complications down the line.
Reducing your risk of radon exposure can be as simple as having your home tested for elevated levels. If test results come back showing elevated levels, mitigation strategies like sealing cracks in walls and floors, or installing ventilation systems can help reduce your exposure significantly over time.
Standard Water Control will provide a free Radon Test Kit at your request. We’ll also help you interpret the results. If your Radon levels are high, we can provide a free, no obligation remediation quote.