Radon is colorless, tasteless and odorless gas. It is formed by the decay process of radioactive materials i.e. uranium, thorium and radium. It is a treacherous gas and it is major cause of lung cancer after smoking and annually 4% to 15% lung cancer deaths are because of radon. As it can’t be seen, it is not easy to authorize its presence and its occurrence can only be detected by performing tests. There are two ways to detect presence of radon, one is short term test and other is long-term test. Short term test can be conducted within a week and instrument needed to detect radon is Alpha track detector. Charcoal is used in this process. It absorbs the amount of radon and after testing period this specimen is send to the lab for analysis. Long-term test can long for up to 90 days. Electret ion chamber is used.
There are different kind of radon monitors which can be used to detect the radon presence.
Safety siren radon detector
Safety Siren’s price is steep but it has the features to justify the price. Instead of a one-time monitoring sample, safety siren takes air samples each hour and self-tests every 24-hours. This keeps the readings accurate and updated.
Air Things Corentium radon gas detector
Corentium Home Radar Detector by Air Things is like a smart phone and costs less than $200. It is battery-operated and portable, and it is due to be precise even in dusty and damp circumstances. As one can get instant readings, so the option to pay lab fess for sample testing is eliminated. It’s small, cable free and portable. So, one can place it effectively anywhere. From the crawl space to the downstairs gaming room, one can check radon levels throughout the home.
Alpha track radon detectors
One can get a reading from the Alpha track radon detector in as little as eight days to a full year. This makes it a good choice when scoping out new homes. If you think to buy the house, possess this radon detector for first year to measure risk levels.
The radon mitigation system can be helpful to reduce the amount of radon from any space.
Drilling is the core process involved in mitigation process. This process involves the drilling through basement to access the ground. Drilling is done with mechanical drill bits. After drilling the indoor pipe assembly is installed. The assembly includes the pipes and elbows to avoid any kind of the additional damage to house. The assembly is installed at suitable point in the house and once the indoor assembly is fully installed, next step is the installation of the fan in the outdoor assembly. In piping assembly, the pipes of different diameters are used. But the whole assembly is completed with the same diameter of the pipe. The fan is installed just after the piping moved outside. Purpose of fan is to suck gas from ground to move upward. Once the fan is installed the outdoor pipe assembly is inserted after fan vertical upward.