Anytime you talk home safety you want to talk radon, and that is what we will discuss here. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the US and it has no need to be in your home. If you have not ever tested you home you should do so immediately. If people are getting sick from it, you should know if it is present in your home. Simple as that.
Easy to Do Tips to Remove radon and Breathe Easy
1. Make all attempts to have air constantly moving in your home. That is one of the easiest thing you can do to lower your radon levels. Constantly moving fresh air will displace radon particles. Now no matter how efficient your home is, it is still not completely air tight. Adding fresh air into the basement or living areas of the home on a constant basis will greatly reduce radon levels. This includes running fans or just opening and shutting the doors a few times.
2. Some homes have chimneys and by opening and leaving the chimney flue open it gives the radon gases a way to escape your Home. Radon like many other gasses is lighter than air so it will rise…and if you have a chimney you can let it rise right through your home and use the chimney as a vent. You can even add a fan to send gases up the chimney to additionally help move the stagnant air.
3. The easiest way to reduce radon is to test for it and have it properly remedied by a certified professional in your area. That is the only way to truly get rid of it, the above tips can help reduce your homes levels but never truly remove them all.
I know the above 3 tips are not the greatest tips…but the fact of the matter is, the above ways can help you prevent an over exposure to radon. The only true way to know if your home has a radon problem is to have your home checked by a certified professional or do some testing yourself. Know your levels, do yourself a favor and have your home checked. You’ll sleep better at night knowing you did so.