Most often, radon contamination in a home or commercial building comes from the surrounding soil. It usually enters as a colorless, odorless, dangerous through cracks or small holes in the foundation or in the basement walls. This is one way of several that your home or business could be contaminated by radon. Another common way is through water. Groundwater can be as dangerous as soil when it comes to high levels of radon based on where you live. Many areas in the United States have high levels of radon in groundwater, which make the water just as dangerous as the soil. And obviously there are a number of ways that you can bring groundwater into your home on a daily basis.
If there happen to be high levels of radon in your water, you could be putting yourself and your family at risk daily every time you turn on the shower or wash the dishes. Each time you turn on a tap in your house, the running water could be emitting dangerous radioactive waves that you can’t see or smell. Radon in this form can also enter your home through the water pipes to appliances, so every time you use your dishwasher you could be releasing radon gas into the unit which could also be released through the washer vents. You could be eating off of radioactive plates every day without knowing it. So every time you brush your teeth or eat off of a plate that has been through the dishwasher, you may not wonder if you are being exposed to radon radiation. The best way to make sure you are safe is to have your home tested. SWAT Environmental is a trusted radon mitigation service that will accurately test your home for radon gas levels that are too high. If there is a high level of radon in your water, the overall level in the home will be higher. Buildings with radon in the water will show higher than normal levels in the upper levels and upstairs sections, as opposed to high levels in the lower areas of the home when it is coming from the soil.
SWAT Environmental can perform several processes to reduce the radon that is coming in through your water pipes. These methods are very specific and require certain expertise and tools to complete the job effectively. You can trust that SWAT will do the job right the first time because they are a licensed and certified radon mitigation company by the state of Utah. Unfortunately, you now have to worry about radon coming in through your water and not just the soil surrounding your home. There are definitely many things to worry about when you own a home. Luckily, you can find trusted services like SWAT to perform accurate radon testing. If you do find that radon gas is leaking into your home, you can also trust that SWAT Environmental of Utah will quickly install a radon mitigation system that will keep the levels low and safe.