Radon is a colourless, odourless gas that occurs when uranium degrades in the soil. If your home is built on pockets of this, it can get into the house and cause problems.
How Prevalent is Radon in Ottawa?
Radon can be a problem in Ottawa, as it is in much of Canada. However, radon levels can vary from home to home, so individual homeowners should test even if their neighbours have high or low radon levels.
What Happens After Radon Exposure?
Ultimately, radon exposure can cause lung cancer. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer across the country. It may also cause emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic interstitial pneumonia.
What are the Dangers of Radon?
Radon is dangerous because you won’t know it’s there unless you test. In addition, it can cause damage that you may not know about for years, until you develop lung cancer or another of the conditions listed above.
How Do I Know If I Have Radon in My Home?
The only way to know if you have radon in your home is to test. We can help you do a short-term test or a 91+ day test. We’ll send these away to our labs when they’re done and get you the results fast.
What is the Best Kind of Radon Test?
Both kinds of radon tests are good. If you need a snapshot of radon levels, the short-term tests work well and you’ll get results fast. If you want more accurate results, the long-term test will give you a better picture of your overall radon levels.
What Do I Do if My Radon Levels are High?
If your radon levels are high, the best option is mitigation. We offer a wide variety of radon mitigation solutions for your home, based on factors like whether you have a basement, what the slab of your home is made of, and more. We offer a free consultation regarding your mitigation options with one of our radon pros to answer all of your specific questions about your home.
What is Radon Mitigation?
Radon mitigation just means that we get rid of the radon under your home before it enters. These systems allow us to pump the radon out from under your home by creating suction, then blowing it into the outdoors where it can dissipate and won’t cause problems for you or for anyone else.
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