Radon is an invisible, odorless form of radiation that kills thousands of people every year in America. The American family is no longer safe from radiation poisoning as it creeps into your home without being detected. You can buy the proper equipment to test your home and make sure that you are radon free. It is very important that you check your home at least twice a year in order to make sure that you and your family is safe from any radon that might come into your home.
The home is not the only place that radon has been located; unfortunately, schools and offices have discovered high levels of radon. It is essential that you make sure your school checks for radon to ensure that your children are in a safe environment. Those who work in offices should also request that the area be radon tested at least once a year for your own personal safety. Radon is a very dangerous form of radiation and extended time of living under the effects could cause a person to get very sick.
Even though you are not able to see radon you can measure the amount that accumulates in your home, office or school by using a radon detector. The radon detector measures picocuries per liter of air. The pCi/L will be able to let you know how dangerous the building you are in is. You can find the radon detector at your local hardware store or places like Home Depot or Menards. It is very inexpensive to buy and after you have made your test then you will know if you need to use a Radon Reduction System that will reduce the amount of radon in your home up to about 99%.
It is easier for radon to get into your home through the walls, roof and flooring than it is for radon to leave your home. The radon usually gets trapped with no escape route that is why it is important that you use a Radon Reduction System to rid your home of any trapped radon. You would be surprised at the many different ways that radon can enter your home. Radon is known to enter your home through the cracks in the floors and the walls. Radon can enter your home through the construction joints and especially through the service pipes that are connected to your home. When you take into consideration all the methods that your home can be filled with radon it is a wise decision to do radon testing.