Do you need to test your home for radon gas? You can't say no to radon gas. Why? Radon exposure is the most common cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. It is therefore important to reduce your risk.
Radon is invisible to the naked eye. It could still be a problem in the home. A simple radon mitigation test can be done in your home to determine if there is a problem. The majority of radon testing kits can be done in 48 hours.
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It takes up to seven days for the results to arrive at the lab. An electronic test device is a faster way to test your home. These are more costly, but they provide the same results that the 48-hour canisters.
The simple canister test kit is recommended if you have extra time. These kits can be purchased at your local hardware shop. You should take immediate action if your home has radon levels above 4 pCi/L.Radon remediation can be performed in many ways. It all depends on your home's design, square footage, whether there is a sump pit or drain tile, and whether or not you have crawl space.
These are common issues and a qualified technician can tell you what he needs to do to your house to reduce the radon levels. You can also install a radon mitigation system yourself if you are handy with some simple instructions.