Information On Radon & Its Effects
Lets face it, Radon Gas and its impacts are well documented and more home owners and home buyers in the Asheville area are becoming aware of how easy it is to perform radon testing. They are also becoming more aware of the treatments and radon mitigation services for removing, or at least lowering, the levels of this very harmful gas. Here are a couple of videos from the EPA that might help introduce you to Radon Gas and Radon Testing.
EPA RADON TESTING AWARNESS
EPA RADON PSA
Don’t Be Caught By Surprise
Test For Radon TODAY!
FAQ On Radon Gas & Radon Testing
EPA Radon Map of the USA
Radon Map For North Carolina
The Surgeon General has said that radon is the second leading cause of cancer in the United States behind cigarette smoking. That is because breathing in air with higher concentrations of radon gas can cause cancer.
EPA Diagram of How Radon Enters The Building
1.Cracks in solid floors
2. Construction Joints
3. Cracks in walls
4. Gaps in suspended floors
5. Gaps around service pipes
6. Cavities inside walls
7. The water supply
We use Femto-Tech Continuous Radon Monitoring Equipment to make sure that we can provide you the most accurate readings for your short term radon gas test in Asheville.
The radon in your water supply poses an inhalation risk and an ingestion risk. Research has shown that your risk of lung cancer from breathing radon in air is much larger than your risk of stomach cancer from swallowing water with radon in it. Most of your risk from radon in water comes from radon released into the air when water is used for showering and other household purposes.
Radon in your home’s water is not usually a problem when its source is surface water. A radon in water problem is more likely when its source is ground water, e.g. a private well or a public water supply system that uses ground water. If you are concerned that radon may be entering your home through the water and your water comes from a public water supply, contact your water supplier.
If you’ve tested your private well and have a radon in water problem, it can be fixed. Your home’s water supply can be treated in two ways. Point-of-entry treatment can effectively remove radon from the water before it enters your home. Point-of-use treatment devices remove radon from your water at the tap, but only treat a small portion of the water you use and are not effective in reducing the risk from breathing radon released into the air from all water used in the home.