Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas formed by the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is all around us. The radon outdoors is diluted by fresh air, but radon can penetrate any type of building and become trapped resulting in occupant exposure to high radon levels.
Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe the air around you. As these particles break down further, they release small bursts of energy. This energy can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of a lifetime. The only way to know the radon concentration in your home is to conduct a test!
Residential Radon Mitigation
Jersey Radon Removal can help!
Discovering a high level of radon gas in your home is understandably concerning. Jersey Radon Removal can help you reduce your radon exposure quickly and easily. We’ve helped thousands of residents across Jersey fix their radon problems.
A sub-slab depressurization system consists of PVC piping installed through the slab floor and a fan connected with the piping. When the system is on, the fan applies a vacuum beneath the slab and the vapors in the soil beneath the building are directed outside. This is the most common method of radon mitigation.
Radon in Water
Radon in water, when released as a gas into the air from faucets, showers and other sources, can contribute to the amount of radon you breathe. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Some people who are exposed to radon in drinking water may have increased risk of getting cancer over the course of their lifetime, especially lung cancer.”