Radon is an odorless, colorless, and flavorless radioactive gas. It is naturally produced by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. If radon gas is not confined, it is diluted and does not become a threat. However, if radon gas makes it into closed spaces like your home, it will build up and become a serious health risk.
There are many entry points radon gas can take to get inside your home. The most common entryways include:
Since it is impossible to detect radon gas with the senses, it is difficult to know how much gas there is in your home. Being exposed to too much radon can generate a multitude of health problems, with lung cancer being the most dangerous. Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and second in the overall leading cause. According to the EPA, radon kills about 21,000 people every year, and 2,900 of those people do not smoke.
The best way to get rid of radon gas in Rochester or throughout Central NY, is to rely on the professionals. If you are interested in having your home mitigated or tested for radon gas, do not hesitate to contact EcoSpect.
Our nationally certified team is committed to freeing your home of radon gas. After we test the radon levels in your home, we will perform the correct procedure to reduce it. By locating the entry points and venting the entire area, radon levels will decrease in no time. Also, by letting us handle the job, you are kept out of harm’s way.
Our company may specialize in lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment, but when it comes to creating a healthy and clean environment, no job is too big or too small. Our radon gas testing and mitigation service is guaranteed to make your living spaces habitable, so if you are interested in hiring our services, give us a call at 585-207-3830.
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