Understanding Radon

Radon Measurement of Illinois LLC -Graphic of How Radon Enters Your HomeRadon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that, in high-enough concentrations, can pose serious health risks to individuals and families. Radon gas forms naturally during the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, that can be found in soil and rock in different parts of the country. While radon gas is present both indoors and outdoors, it tends to show up in higher quantities indoors. That's because air pressure indoors is lower than air pressure in the soil below, causing buildings to act as a vacuum that pulls in radon gas. Moreover, low fresh air circulation indoors leads to radon gas building up rather than dispersing naturally as it does outside. The concentration is often highest and most dangerous in basements and crawlspaces. 

Radon gas can enter a home in various ways, including: 

  • Through cracks in floors or walls, openings around construction joints, or gaps in the foundation
  • Through the water supply, when the gas travels in groundwater and is released into the air
  • Through certain naturally porous building materials, such as concrete, wallboard, and granite

Professional Radon Tests

Radon Measurement of Illinois LLC -Satisfaction GuaranteedIn 2013, out of more than 118,400 homes tested, 40% had high radon levels. Because of this statistic, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency encourages state residents to have their homes tested for radon. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most homes in the U.S. register radon gas at a level of 1.3. The action level for radon—at which it's vital to start radon mitigation to avoid long-term effects—is anything above 4.0.

When clients want to be certain that their radon levels are measured correctly so they can be completely safe in their homes, they turn to us for radon testing. In and around Naperville, Radon Measurement of Illinois LLC offers accurate radon testing from an experienced specialist. We hold state license RNIT 2009202, and we prioritize high-caliber workmanship on every job. Call now to learn more. 

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