When it comes to taking care of our homes, the last thing that anyone wants to think about is toxic gas and how it might be affecting our families. Radon is a fairly common ground gas that is present in more homes than you might imagine and that may be causing problems in your home.
Why Is Radon Dangerous?
Radon is a ground gas that naturally rises from the earth, and it can cause a range of health issues for people and animals alike. Prolonged exposure to radon gas has been known to cause lung cancer. In fact, it is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers with about 20,000 cases of lung cancer being attributed to the gas every year.
Radon is a gas that we cannot prevent and that we cannot fully stop from coming up from the ground. Instead, things like moisture barriers, ventilation systems, and other tools can help to keep the gas from coming into our homes and can help protect us.
When Are Radon Gas Concentrations Highest?
Radon gas concentrations are highest in homes during the months in which we are heating our homes artificially. This means during the winter months when heat is being pumped into our homes, radon gas is also being pumped into our homes. Radon prevention is the best method to make sure that your home is safe, that you are not breathing in this unnecessary gas, and that you are making the best effort possible to limit the radon gas that is being put into your home.
With the help of the right prevention methods like moisture barriers, mitigation systems, sensors, and regular checks, you can truly make a difference in how much radon you are breathing in and how unsafe your home is for your family. Vapor barriers are also a great way to reduce the amount of radon gas that is in the home and to help make sure that you and your family are safe and that you are not going to be dealing with the ill effects of radon gas.
Radon gas is not something we can fully prevent. We can, however, mitigate how much gas is being put into our homes and how much gas we are breathing in every day. Radon can be deadly, so taking the time to reduce your radon exposure is essential. Contact us today to learn more about protecting your home from radon gas.