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Information About Radon Gas

Posted on: March 1, 2017 by in Radon
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Known to be one of the most toxic chemicals with an extended impact on human health, radon gas is dangerous around our homes. When one gets exposed to high levels of radon gas, the chances of getting lung cancer increase a lot.Where does radon gas come from? Well, the thing is that this chemical substance is naturally occurring in our environment, resulting from the normal breakdown of uranium within the ground. This explains the radioactive nature of the gas not to mention that it is Continue Reading ...

How Safe Is Your Home From Radon Gas

Posted on: September 16, 2014 by in Radon
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WHAT IS RADON GAS? Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced from uranium in rocks and soil.  It can reach high levels under your home and enter through cracks in your foundation, walls, well water etc.WHAT ARE THE HEALTH RISKS OF RADON?Radon gas can contaminate the air in your home. The gas is breathed in, entering and releasing radiation into your lungs. The radiation damages the cells that line your lungs and can make you susceptible to acquiring lung cancer. Your exposure risk Continue Reading ...

January is National Radon Action Month

Posted on: January 9, 2013 by in Radon
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Have You Had Your Home Tested For Radon? All of Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky is in the moderate to hot zone for Radon Gas, however, the Charlestown, Indiana area has been known to have a very hot level of Radon Gas. Recently, Certainty Home Inspections performed a Radon Gas test on a slab home in the Charlestown, Indiana area and discovered that the home had a radon level of 258 pci/L. This test was through the roof! Needless to say, we recommended mitigation for Radon Gas. A common Continue Reading ...

Understanding My Radon Gas Test Results

Posted on: May 7, 2011 by in Radon
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There are Two General Ways to Test for Radon: SHORT-TERM TESTING:The quickest way to test is with short-term tests. Short-term tests remain in your home for two days to 90 days, depending on the device. "Charcoal canisters," "alpha track," "electret ion chamber," "continuous monitors," and "charcoal liquid scintillation" detectors are most commonly used for short-term testing. Because radon levels tend to vary from day to day and season to season, a short-term test is less likely than a Continue Reading ...

High Radon On Slab Home On Charlestown IN Home Inspection

Posted on: September 14, 2010 by in Radon
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All of Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky is in the moderate to hot zone for radon gas, however, the Charlestown Indiana area has been known to have a very hot level of radon gas. Recently Certainty Home Inspections performed a radon gas test on a slab home in the Charlestown Indiana area and discovered that the home had a radon level of 258. This test was through the roof and needless to say we recommended mitigation for radon gas. A common misbelief is that radon is not found on slab Continue Reading ...

Levels of Radon In Kentucky

Posted on: March 2, 2010 by in Radon
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The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey have evaluated the radon potential in the U.S. and have developed this map to assist National, State, and local organizations to target their resources and to assist building code officials in deciding whether radon-resistant features are applicable in new construction.. All homes should be tested regardless of geographic location. The map assigns each of the 3,141 counties in the U.S. to one of three zones based on radon potential. Each zone Continue Reading ...

Levels of Radon in Indiana

Posted on: March 2, 2010 by in Radon
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 INDIANA The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey have evaluated the radon potential in the U.S. and have developed this map to assist National, State, and local organizations to target their resources and to assist building code officials in deciding whether radon-resistant features are applicable in new construction.. All homes should be tested regardless of geographic location. The map assigns each of the 3,141 counties in the U.S. to one of three zones based on radon Continue Reading ...

Remove Radon In Water

Posted on: March 2, 2010 by in Radon
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Most radon-related deaths in the US are due to radon gas accumulated in houses from seepage through cracks in the foundation, 30 to 1,800 deaths per year are attributed to radon from household water. High levels of dissolved radon are found in the groundwater in some areas flowing through granite or granitic sand and gravel formations. If you live in an area with high radon in groundwater it can get into your private well. Washing dishes, showering, and laundering can disturb the water Continue Reading ...