Am I at Risk for Radon Poisoning?

Whenever you get to try a professional home inspection and depreciation reports Vancouver, there are possible tests that you will be able to have such as a radon test. Some people may ask what is important in having a radon test. In this article, you will find out how. 

What is radon 

Radon is radioactive gas that is naturally occurring. It is created whenever radium, thorium, and uranium break down in rock, soil, and water. When this happens, they are released into the air and they can be hard to detect as they are tasteless, odorless, and invisible. They can also accumulate to places that have poor ventilation, making your house more susceptible especially when you have issues with your ventilation and HVAC system. When this accumulates in your house and you get exposed to it, you will experience some health issues as it is very toxic to your body.  

How do you get exposed to radon? 

You may not know it but you are being consistently exposed to radon, as there can be a high amount of radon in your house, office, school, or any building you are in. This is because radon can be obtained through the ground and from damages and cracks in your foundation. The radon is built within your foundation and therefore can be release not just through cracks but also through the water. Mostly, because you are spending more time in your house, you are exposed to radon in there as compared to the other places you go. This is why having a radon check is important whether you are deciding to purchase a house, or you just want to have some house inspection from time to time. Also, there are instances where radon is found in building materials themselves, although this happens very rarely.  

As you see, exposure trazodone is not that impossible. However, radon accumulates in houses with these possible characteristics: 

  • A house that is tightly sealed and there is no proper indoor circulation being experienced 
  • The house is very well insulated 
  • A house that is put up and located where the soil contains a significant amount of radium, uranium, and thorium. 
  • Also, it was found out that radon can be frequently seen and accumulates in certain places like first floors and basements (near soil ground).  

Testing for Radon 

There are two different and testing like the short-term and long-term. If you want to be in a hurry, you can try the former. Sometimes, these test measure that radon in two to three days while others measure it up to three months. Of course, there are many factors that need to be considered such as the house, insulation, and the soil.  

If you are also up for log-tern testing, you can opt for an inspection and service that can run your house in three months Although it is very long, you can guarantee thorough results. Either way, the tests are fairly inexpensive and efficient.  

So, if you want to know if your house in susceptible to radon, contact now your home inspector and see.