Radon FAQ

Radon FAQ for Derry, NH & Across New England by Household Environmental

Find answers to common questions about radon testing, mitigation, and safety with Household Environmental's comprehensive Radon FAQ page. Based in Derry, NH, we provide expert advice and services to protect homes across New England.

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Radon FAQ in Derry, NH by Household Environmental

Common Questions About Radon

What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It can accumulate in homes and buildings, posing a health risk.

Why is Radon Dangerous?

Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can lead to lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking.

How Does Radon Enter a Home?

Radon can enter homes through cracks in floors, walls, foundations, and gaps around service pipes. It can also be released from building materials or water supply.

How is Radon Measured?

Radon levels are measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L) using radon testing devices. Testing can be done with short-term or long-term tests.

What is a Safe Level of Radon?

The EPA recommends action if radon levels are 4 pCi/L or higher. However, no level of radon is completely safe, and even lower levels can pose a risk.

How Can I Test for Radon?

Radon testing can be done with DIY kits or by hiring a professional. Household Environmental offers expert radon testing services to ensure accurate results.

What Should I Do if My Home Has High Radon Levels?

If high radon levels are detected, mitigation measures should be taken to reduce radon levels. Household Environmental provides effective radon mitigation services.

How is Radon Mitigated?

Radon mitigation typically involves installing a vent pipe system and fan to reduce radon levels. Other methods may include sealing cracks and increasing ventilation.

How Often Should I Test for Radon?

Homes should be tested for radon every two years, or after any major renovations or changes to the building structure.

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For more information about radon and how to protect your home, contact Household Environmental. We offer professional radon testing and mitigation services in Derry, NH, and across New England.

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