Testing And Mitigating Radon Gas
Radon gas is a gas that does not have taste, color or even smell. Radon is a by-product of the reactive element radium. Radium element is electronic configuration is placed at position 86 of the periodic table. Being an effect of highly radioactive decay, the elements that facilitate the same are uranium, thorium, and radium; all very reactive. Normally, radon gas is easily inhaled, and it is a high-density gas. Naturally influenced breakdown of uranium in soil, water and soil produces an element of radon gas. This particular gas leave the ground naturally and get into structures via cracks and tiny holes. Water originates from underground and it is thus an avenue for harboring radon gas.
Facts about radon gas is that it has been identified to contain carcinogen a major contributor to lung cancer. Indoor air that is a mixture of normal gas and radon gas is of poor quality. High amount of radon gas in a room is risky. The level of radon gas in nature differ from one location to another due to the geology variation. People need to take action against radon gas upon verification of its presence.
Radon gas can neither be smelled nor can it be seen, it, therefore, calls for unique testing methods. Depending on one’s preference, radon testing can be a subject of testing by the very person, or an expert tester can be hired. The radon gas testing kit are locally found or can be purchased via online platforms. The radon gas testing kit is a package for assessing the gas, and it has a detailed instruction on how to do the test.
The radon testing gadgets might be passive or can be active. Some of these testing kits are alpha track detectors and charcoal canisters. The active radon testing kits are operated with the help of power. The active testing kits analyze, quantify and record the radon gas.
When the final result concerning radon gas are out, a house occupant is provided with a ground on where to start and what to do against the same. Suppose the test is negative, then that is good news but when the results show there is radon gas in the space, remedies and methods of mitigating should be encompassed. Methods that support mitigation of radon gas need to be utilized in a location where its level are high and present. Some of the strategies that can be used to mitigate radon gas are soil suction, house pressurization, use of heat recovery ventilator just to mention but a few. The soil suction method draw radon gas from the house basement and direct it away via pipes. The opening and cracks that allow seeping of radon gas can be sealed to put a halt on radon entry. Radon gas located in water can be fought off by using charcoal filters and aeration tools.