Benefits of Radon Testing

Along with installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, having radon testing done in your home in Calgary is a good way to protect the health of your family. If it’s not mitigated, radon can lead to lung cancer even in people who don’t smoke.

What Is Radon?

Radon is a gas that’s a by-product of the decay of uranium and thorium. These are two elements that are often found in granite, and your house may be built on granite bedrock. Because radon is odourless and colourless, humans can’t detect it. It tends to accumulate in the lower stories of a house, such as your basement, and it never reaches above the second floor. The amount of radon in the air is specific to each residence. Your next-door neighbour may have lots of radon, while your house has very little, or the opposite can be true. Radon can be found in well water, but this isn’t as much of a problem as radon found in the air. Some kinds of water filters can remove radon from drinking water. Radon levels are considered problematic if the levels are more than 4 picocuries per liter.

How to Detect Radon

Our professionals at Alberta Mountain Air are pleased to test the homes of our customers for radon. The levels of radon need to be tested over time since they can fluctuate. If it’s found that the levels of radon in your home or air are too high, we’ll discuss what we found with you and answer any questions you may have. We can also offer solutions to clear your house of dangerous radon levels.

How Radon Is Removed

Radon is easier and less invasive to get rid of than other toxins such as asbestos or lead. Any cracks in the house’s infrastructure can be sealed, which keeps radon out in the first place. Fans and vents are utilized to pull the radon out and send it harmlessly into the air. Our professionals at Alberta Mountain Air are experienced at detecting and mitigating radon found in our customers’ homes in Calgary. Call us today for more information if you fear your house has high levels of radon. We can also help with heating and AC repair, installation, and maintenance as well as water heater installation.