Radon gas is a gas that does not have taste, color or even smell. Radon gas is associated with its associated element radium. Radium element is electronic configuration is placed at position 86 of the periodic table. Being an effect of highly radioactive decay, the elements that facilitate the same are uranium, thorium, and radium; all very reactive. Normally, radon gas is easily inhaled, and it is a high-density gas. The production of radon gas take place underneath the ground where there those radioactive elements. This particular gas leave the ground naturally and get into structures via cracks and tiny holes. Water originates from underground and it is thus an avenue for harboring radon gas.
Radon gas is unfriendly to the health as it causes lung cancer. Indoor air that is a mixture of normal gas and radon gas is of poor quality. High amount of radon gas in a room is risky. Radon gas is unevenly located; some regions have high amounts of radon gas while other may lack traces of it. The features of radon gas make it hard to be identified thus need for special testing procedures.
To assess and verify the presence of radon gas in a place or building, unique testing methods should be used. Depending on one’s preference, radon testing can be a subject of testing by the very person, or an expert tester can be hired. The radon gas testing kit are locally found or can be purchased via online platforms. The testing kit has a detailed menu and instruction that if followed to finality, the testing will yield successful result.
The radon testing gadgets might be passive or can be active. The passive kits are left in the room as stipulated by the instructions after which the specimen is taken to laboratory for analysis purposes. The active radon testing kits are operated with the help of power. The active testing kits analyze, quantify and record the radon gas.
When the testing is accurately done; one is in a position to make critical decisions on the way forward. Suppose the test is negative, then that is good news but when the results show there is radon gas in the space, remedies and methods of mitigating should be encompassed. Methods that support mitigation of radon gas need to be utilized in a location where its level are high and present. Some of the recommended methods of preventing radon gas spread are sucking soil off the radon elements, pressurization of a house and using heat recovery ventilators. Soil sucking procedure draw traces of radon gas from the soil. The opening and cracks that allow seeping of radon gas can be sealed to put a halt on radon entry. Radon in water sources can be mitigated by using aeration gadgets and charcoal filters.