Radon Mitigation Installations
Elevated radon gas levels are commonly found in homes throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Radon is a noble gas which means that it cannot be seen, smelled, or felt, but unfortunately it can be incredibly harmful to your lungs. Radon gas can enter any structure including homes, schools, office buildings, apartments, condos, and more! Radon gas forms in the soil from the decay of uranium and as it rises from the soil to dissipate into the atmosphere it can get trapped under your home. After radon becomes trapped, it will find the path of least resistance to get in. Gaps, cracks, sump crocks, open crawl spaces, and even the pores of the concrete can all provide entry for radon. Once radon gets into a structure it can start to build into unsafe levels and decay. During the decay chain, radon releases tiny radioactive particles that attach to dust, smoke, and water molecules in the air which are then inhaled. Over time, the constant exposure to these radioactive particles can damage the lining in your lungs and cause lung cancer.