Radon In Your Home
It is important to understand how radon gets into your home in order to understand how to reduce your levels if they are elevated. Since radon is formed in the ground around and underneath your house (through that natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water), it can easily make its way into your home. After Uranium breaks down and turns into radon gas, it can easily travel through the ground and (A) up into the air, or (B) into your house. There are a variety of ways radon can enter your home, the most common being through (C) cracks, holes, or gaps in your foundation, or (D) exposed soil/rock in a crawl spaces. Some other places radon can enter your home are through (E) the sump pit, (F) windows, and (G) well water. In rare cases it can be released from the (H) building materials that are used on your home.
Once radon enters your home, it gets trapped and builds up because it has no way of being released. Radon levels are often highest near the foundation of a home, such as in a basement, or crawl space, but elevated levels can happen in any level of your home. It is common for elevated levels to occur in homes that are located in areas where there are high amounts of uranium, thorium, and radium in the soil. Radon is also more likely to build up in houses that are very well insulated and tightly sealed because once the radon enters the home, it has a harder time of escaping.
Due to the build-up of radon in the home, and its inability to escape, it is important to take action to reduce the amount of radon and the best way to do this is through installing a radon mitigation system. We at Radon Relief are radon mitigation experts. We use all of the best equipment and placement to ensure that you are no longer being exposed to excessive levels of radon.