What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that can pose significant health risks when it accumulates in indoor environments, such as homes. Radon is formed naturally through the decay of uranium in soil, rocks, and water. It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, making it impossible to detect without specialized equipment.
When radon gas enters a home, it can become trapped and accumulate to high levels. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for a significant number of lung cancer cases overall. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), radon is estimated to cause about 3-14% of all lung cancer deaths worldwide. With locations in Lexington and Elsmere, the experts at Fayette Heating and Air are here to help detect and mitigate radon levels for Kentucky residents.
Professional Radon Testing
Testing your home for radon is the first step in determining whether radon reduction is necessary. Our professional radon measurement services provide homeowners peace of mind with accurate radon level detection.
It’s important to note that radon levels can vary significantly from one home to another, even in the same neighborhood. Therefore, it is recommended to test your home for radon regardless of where you live. Taking action to reduce radon levels in your home, if necessary, can help protect you and your family’s long-term health and our team is here to help.
Radon Mitigation You Can Count On
Our specialists are skilled in the reduction techniques necessary to lower radon levels and minimize the associated health risks. These techniques typically involve sealing entry points, improving ventilation, and implementing radon mitigation systems. Radon mitigation systems use specialized equipment, such as fans and pipes, to redirect radon gas from the home’s foundation and safely release it outdoors.
Contact Fayette Heating & Air or schedule a radon consultation online with one of our expert technicians!