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The last thing that anybody wants is to feel unsafe in his or her own home. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that there are many threats that could render one’s home an unsafe place to live. We’re not just talking about earthquakes, hurricanes, and natural disasters, however. Some problems develop within the house themselves, or at least in the ground that the home is built upon. This is the case with radon, a potential house hazard that we can help to eliminate.
With our radon testing and mitigation services in Riverside, CA, you can rest assured that any radon present in your property is accurately measured and mitigated as needed. This helps to protect the health of everyone in your home, keeping them safe from some rather serious potential risks. There is no air filter or other IAQ system that is going to remove radon for you, so contact RKM Heating and Air Conditioning when the time for radon testing and mitigation arrives.
What Is Radon?
Before we start talking about our radon testing and mitigation services, we should clarify precisely what radon is. Radon is a gas that occurs naturally in nature. It is also radioactive. Like carbon monoxide, radon does not emit an odor or give visual cues to announce its presence. One of the big risks of radon exposure is lung cancer, so it is obviously something that you want dealt with in the most effective means possible.
Radon results from the natural decay of uranium in the earth and in water. It is not exclusive to any geographical region in the country, which means that homeowners everywhere should be aware of the risks that radon poses. Radon levels are measured in picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, and any measurement over 4 pCi/L demands mitigation. While new properties can be constructed to block the infiltration of radon into the living space, older homes, schools, etc. are particularly vulnerable to its threats.
How Does Radon Testing Work?
Testing for radon is actually very simple. In fact, there are kits that you can use in order to test for radon yourself. You simply put the radon gas test kit in the lowest level of your home where people tend to spend time, leave it for the instructed amount of time, and then read the results. Because radon levels can fluctuate over time, however, long–term tests may be the better option, and are necessary if a short–term test should turn up levels over 4 pCi/L.
If your testing kit shows such numbers, or if you just want to work with a professional from the start, don’t hesitate to dial our number to schedule your radon testing in Riverside, CA. "Better safe than sorry" doesn’t even begin to describe what’s at risk if you should overlook testing for and mitigating radon in your home. Of course, once it’s been detected, there is still the matter of the actual radon mitigation.
Our Radon Mitigation Services Offer Lasting Solutions
Combatting unacceptably high radon levels is not quite as simple as you may hope, which is why it is so important that you hire skilled, trained professionals to do the job. There are a few different ways in which radon mitigation in Riverside, CA may be accomplished. The right option for you will depend upon a number of factors, though preventing radon from entering the house in the first place is preferable to removing it after it has forced its way in.
Soil suction services draw radon out from beneath the house and vent it into the air above the house, for instance. Sealing up cracks in the foundation can help to prevent radon from getting into your living space, and even something as simple as using an HRV can help to reduce radon by boosting ventilation in your home. You can count on RKM Heating and Air Conditioning to employ the best methods for radon reduction in your living space.
Done right, priced right. RKM provides the highest quality, for the best value.