Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It’s odorless, tasteless and you can’t see it. It’s produced by the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil. Radon enters homes and buildings through cracks and openings in the foundation or floor slab.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General: “Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.”
Not every home needs to be tested for radon. But yours might if you notice any of these telltale symptoms:
Two of the most common respiratory issues that a person can develop due to radon gas inhalation are pneumonia and bronchitis. It’s a must to treat these conditions as quickly as possible since conditions can worsen over time.
Most victims start off with mild coughing. Over time, the coughing progresses to such a level that a person emits blood while coughing.
Most victims also tend to lose muscle mass with every passing week. This in turn causes reduced strength. Subsequently, a person may tire easily, even early in the day while performing simple and routine tasks.
An individual may also experience a host of Paraneoplastic symptoms such as drastic weight loss, anemia, and unexplained rashes.
Difficulty in breathing, chronic chest pain, and a hoarse voice are other common symptoms of radon poisoning. And three more reasons to get your home tested for radon immediately by the pros at CT Mechanical Solutions.
If you even suspect you have radon present in your water supply, contact CT Mechanical Solutions right away. We’ll take a sample of your water and have it tested in a professional lab skilled at radon detection.
Also, a word to the wise: do not be fooled into purchasing the consumer type of radon water testing kits. They’re unreliable and inconclusive to the extreme. If you’d like to know why, call us and we’ll be happy to explain.
Simply put, radon mitigation involves installing a custom fan and pipe system that draws the radon-laden air from beneath your foundation, venting it outdoors and far enough away from windows or other openings to ensure that it will not re-enter your home
Our radon mitigation service begins with a free in-home estimate. So if you have any concerns at all about the presence of radon in or near your home, we urge you to contact CT Mechanical Solutions today.