Smoking is used be the primary cause of lung cancer around the world but there is one more thing that trails close behind which is the effects of radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas, which is not only tasteless, odorless, or colorless but also it emits naturally from the soil. It seeps through the cracks and gaps and raises the level of radon gas in your home. The Albany, NY home inspections recommend testing your home for radon because it is the only possible way to keep the radon at acceptable levels.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have created guidelines for safe and unsafe levels of radon. The guidelines suggest anything that is above four picocuries per working level is not acceptable and anything under two picocuries per working level is acceptable. If the radon testing suggests a higher level of radon then the Albany, NY home inspector will run a radon mitigation system to reduce the radon levels.
How Radon Mitigation System Works
Radon mitigation is a process, which reduces the indoor levels of radon gas. This system usually performed by depressurizing the active soil but for some rare areas pressurization or air exchange can also be performed. This mitigation system can also be performed on private well to reduce the radon level in the water system of your home. To explain the radon mitigation system it is important to know about the pressure differential between a commercial structure or house and soils beneath them. The pressure in the commercial structure is different from the soil below as all the pull and push on the structure changes the pressure of soil and property. The negative pressure of home draws the gasses in the soil into a living envelope more severely than others. The Albany, NY home inspections experts will perform radon mitigation by using specially design PVC pipes and fans to generate negative pressure, which draws out the radon ultimately.
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The Author Kevin Maxwell is the owner and operator of Maxwell Home Inspection Services, LLC. Kevin Maxwell is a certified Home Inspector located in Albany NY that has performed over 6000 Inspections