When I was a kid we used to have a radon detector next to our smoke alarm and it took me the longest time to figure out just what in the world it was. My parents vaguely tried to explain it to me but in my mind something that was colorless, tasteless and odorless probably couldn’t be all that bad. Now as an adult though, I know and can see just how dangerous radon really can be, in part because it is colorless, tasteless and odorless. Without a detector radon can go unnoticed in homes for years until it eventually ends up making someone sick or causing some sort of birth defects.
Radon can be extremely cancerous and can cause lung cancer if it is inhaled over a long period of time. In fact it is estimated that more than twenty-one thousand people die every year because of cancer caused by radon exposure. As with almost everything else, radon is bad for everyone over time but can be incredibly dangerous for small children and the elderly so if you are pregnant or are having a senior move in with you it is even more important to make sure that you install a radon detector and then call a radon mitigation company if there is any radon sensed anywhere in the home or office.
The best thing to do to prevent radon from becoming a problem in your home or office is to first of all install a basic radon detector; usually you can buy them at any hardware or home store. This will be an easy and effective step at letting you know as soon as any radon threats emerge. If the radon detector goes off at any time it is important that you call a radon mitigation company like SWAT Environmental in Colorado as soon as possible, after all, radon can get worse over time and so if you wait to call up a professional you are wasting time and causing even more hard to yourself and your family. Once the SWAT Environmental radon mitigation team comes by they have a number of proven radon abatement techniques that will reduce the presence of radon in your home. After this your home should be safe from radon gases again. If something is ever to change and more radon finds its way into your home, you still have the radon detector and can work from there. Radon can pop up a few times in any given site depending on the history of the location and so it is important to always have the radon detector up and running just in case anything ever changes. It would be terrible to only do a check once, get an all clear and then have a radon problem emerge later and have it go undetected. Once you have a radon detector set up in your home though all that you have to do is to check the batteries whenever you do your normal battery check for your smoke alarms to make sure that everything is working properly.