Why is Radon Mitigation So Important?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive chemical. It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. All homes contain a small amount of radon. It is considered a health hazard due to its radioactivity. As radon decays, it produces new radioactive elements called decay products. They stick to surfaces, like dust particles in the air. If those particles are inhaled, they may stick to airways and increase the risk of developing lung cancer. Unlike other indoor pollutants, if radon is inhaled, it does not give the usual symptoms like nausea and headaches. Therefore, radon can be a monumental problem in your home. Because of this, many processes have come around that help to identify and decontaminate an area. If you would like to learn more about radon and the hazards associated with it, the EPA has a “Citizen’s Guide to Radon” you can read.
Radon Services with Jerry’s Waterproofing
That is where Jerry’s Waterproofing comes in. They will take care of all your Radon Mitigation needs. Jerry’s Waterproofing can perform radon testing, and, if needed, radon mitigation. Because only individual testing of houses can determine which houses have a radon problem, you need to find a business that can accurately perform the test and determine the results. Jerry’s Waterproofing is licensed with the State of Nebraska to perform tests to see if you and your family may be at risk from radon.
If your home is found to be contaminated, there are a few steps you can take, but the most commonly used solution is a Sub-Slab Depressurization system (SSD). Jerry’s Basement Waterproofing installs these regularly around the Omaha area. The SSD can be installed in your home in less than one day. If you are worried about it affecting the aesthetic of your home, you have nothing to worry about. Jerry’s Waterproofing does a thorough job of designing a system that does not distract from the home.
Making sure you have a safe and comfortable home for your family is important, so take the steps in radon testing and mitigation to assure that your home is the safest place to be.