Radon gas is odorless and tasteless. Sometimes that makes it a challenge to convice a home buyer or home seller to test for the presence of radon before a house is sold. It’s difficult to demonstrate what radon can do.
Our partners at SRE HomeServices note on their blog that a good way to determine the effects of radon gas is to examine mirrors, picture frames and other glass items in a house, and look for pitting caused by the atomic reaction. This video shows what the reaction looks like in a protected cloud chamber.
Research studies in Iowa, Missouri and Sweden have used this effect on glass to measure how long someone has been exposed to radon, and this may have affected their health. Check out the SRE HomeServices blog for details.
The EPA recommends re-measuring the radon levels in your home every two years. If it’s time for your home to be re-checked, call AmeriSpec at 402-393-3696 in Omaha or 402-483-2010 in Lincoln to set up radon testing.
If your test results indicate that mitigation is needed, call SRE HomeServices at 402-970-1350 for an estimate on installing a radon mitigation system.
- On June 23, 2017