Radon gas, some of you may know about it, some of you may not. Radon gas is a harmful gas which rises up to the surface from underground radioactive material. Now what makes radon harmful is that when inhaled, it can cause problems to your lungs and even increase the risk of lung cancer. In fact, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung problems in the US next to cigarette smoking. When rising up, radon gas can enter into homes and build up there and to make matters worse, the stuff is actually colorless and odorless making radon gas the stuff of nightmare.
However, this problem is not all unsolvable. Through Radon Mitigation, the process of removing radon, we can lower down the radon levels in our homes down to a safer level which poses no risk to humans. In radon mitigation, a radon mitigation system is installed in the houses provided it has been properly tested and found with high levels of radon. When using the system (either passively or turned on with electricity), it will slowly vacuum the gas and vent it outdoors. However, despite this serious concern, many myths surrounding it still go around which is why we are going to debunk three myths about mitigation radon at home.
Myth 1: We cannot be affected by radon gas – Many people are wondering why we are just recently learning about this harmful gas and if it is detrimental to our health why not many people hear about it. In truth, radon gas does not directly cause problems. However, inhaling the gas for a prolonged period of time can lead to the development of other lung problems meaning it is a catalyst to respiratory health problems.
With something such as this building up in our homes, it is important to consider Radon Mitigation as a way of preventing such problems.
Myth 2: There are no regulations on radon mitigation – Although not all states have regulations regarding the matter, the state of Ohio has made it mandatory to have radon testing in homes to identify the levels of radon indoors. Only then will it be up to the homeowner to decide what to do. There are also a number of states that have made it a regulation for newly built houses to have a radon mitigation system installed into the structure to keep radon levels at a low from the beginning
Myth 3: Radon mitigation will only be a liability – The use of a Radon Mitigation system in the house can use a considerable amount of electricity. However, the advantage that it can offer to the home is much more valuable than the energy that it has used.
Taking the time to find contractors and install the ideal system can take some time, effort, and money but once it is set up, the radon mitigation system can help make sure that radon levels never reach a dangerous level and you and your family can be confident in the air you breathe at home.