Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. Since radon can't be seen, smelled, or tasted, it can get into your home undetected. In outdoor air, radon is diluted and therefore not a concern. But in confined spaces like your house, radon can build up to high levels and become a health risk.
Radon can enter your home any place where the house touches the soil and there is an opening. Possible entry points into your home include: cracks in foundation walls and floor slabs, construction joints, gaps around service pipes, support posts, window casements, floor drains, sumps or cavities inside walls, dirt floors.
The amount of radon in your home will depend on many factors: the amount of uranium in the ground, the number of entry points into your home, how well your home is ventilated.
Testing for Radon Almost every home in Canada has some radon. But the levels vary from one house to another, even if they are next door to each other. The only way to know if you have a radon problem is to test your home. It is simple and inexpensive.
KJ Home Inspections is certified in Radon Gas Testing and will conduct tests which are independently analyzed by a certified Lab and you will receive the results quickly to know if further investigation or mitigation is needed.
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