We get asked time and time again what Radon gas is and why should they worry about it. We also get; Wichita Kansas does not have a radon problem. Or they have never heard of a radon problem in Wichita KS. This can be dangerous thinking. We will cover the basics of what radon gas is, how to test, and why you should be concerned.
What is Radon Gas?
Radon gas is a radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. Testing is the only way to know the levels within your home. There are a multitude of tests that can be performed, from a short term test (2 to 7 days long), to a long term test (7 to 90 days long). There are also multiple different ways to test from a charcoal kit to a continuous digital radon monitor. The tests that we offer to our customers primarily are short term tests performed with a Continuous Digital Radon Monitor. All of our tests are analyzed by a Kansas state certified lab to confirm accurate results. Order a test here.
Is Radon Gas Dangerous?
Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The EPA and the Surgeon General estimate that approximately 20,000 deaths occur from this radioactive gas a year in the U.S. In Kansas 1 in 4 home will have elevated levels with 41% of tests coming in above a 4.0 pCi/L as of this publication. 1,121.6 pCi/L is the maximum radon level that has been reported in the state of Kansas as of this publication. All different types of construction have radon gas in them. New, old, basement, slab and even crawlspaces are at risk for elevated levels of radon gas so call us to test your home today.
What Radon Levels are Considered Elevated?
A 4.0 pCi/L and above should be mitigated. Anything between a 2.0 pCi/L and a 3.0 pCi/L, radon mitigation and radon resistant steps should be considered.
If a Test Comes Back High, What Do You Do?
This is an easy question. Call us of course! We can test and mitigate any home in the state of Kansas. All of our work is guaranteed and backed by our outstanding warranty.