Why Well Water Should be Tested for Radon

Written by Small Business Magazine on July 4th, 2018. Posted in Water filtration systems, Well water purification systems for home

Most homeowners might not be able to answer the question, “What is is radon?” This is one case where what you don’t know could hurt you, along with your family and your pets. Radon is a naturally-occurring inert gas that seeps into homes through basements, cracks, leaks, and the plumbing. It can also make its way into the water supply. It is a radioactive gas that poses serious health risks for humans and pets. Homes and private wells should be regularly tested and radon mitigation should be carried out if detected levels exceed the safety mark.

What is radon?
Radon is a colorless and odorless inert gas. It occurs naturally and finds its way into homes and buildings through basements, leaks and cracks in the walls, and the plumbing. It cannot be detected without specialized testing equipment, but can be harmful to the health of humans and pets.
Radon is radioactive and is the product of the breakdown of uranium found in water, rock and earth.
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