The reasons behind carrying a radon testing is to make sure you are aware of if there is radon gas or not. Non-smokers are a higher risk of lung cancer from radon gas. It is not easy to minimize the risk.
Radon despite not being visible or tangible it still causes dangers in homes. Carrying out a simple radon test at home is the only way to eliminate the looming danger eminent in your home. The time frame for radon test kits is 48 hours and about a week for the results to return back to you from the laboratory. A fast way of doing radon testing is using the electronic testing applicators. The methods are unnecessarily expensive yet the 48 hour canisters deliver the same results. The simplicity of canister test kits makes them a better choice and also the fact that they last long. Hardware shops stock cannisters.
Upon testing and discovering that your home has some radon level percentages, probably you want to take action and ensure that remediation of radon is done in your home. This is more involving but the guarantee is that it can be done one Saturday afternoon.It will give your family the radiation fortification needed.
Radon remediation is done using a number of ways. A technician who is qualified on radon mitigation should be able to advice you on exactly what is needed to ensure your home has the least radon levels possible.
Some people argue that since their home is new they do not have a radon problem. It is not a true notion to say that new house has no radons because even it all depends on how tightly the house has been built.
Taking for granted that if either your house or your neighbors has radons then the other one has. You could be thinking your house is safe of radon if your neighbor did a testing and found radon in theirs so yours is radon free.
A third myth is that radon is not harmful because maybe you have been in a house for several years and no health issues. The fact is that lung cancer in non-smokers is brought by radon.
Before doing radon testing there are several factors that a home owner should consider to ensure that radon levels are reduced.
Some factors need to be taken care of before doing radon testing. Ensuring that you take are of the things that cause radon gas will help lower levels to 0.5kg/hours. Upon completion of the radon testing the gases will become lower to the tune of 0.5kg/hours. Radon testing helps to lower the levels to 0.5 kgs/hour and as low as below 4pC/Li. The home thereafter becomes a safety zone and hence no need to install a working device.