The city of Waukesha, a part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area is located in Wisconsin. Like Milwaukee it is not barred from the problem of radon contamination in air, water, soil. Its 70718 population is endangered to radon. Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless noble gas. The soil in Waukesha contains uranium the same used for fueling nuclear power plants. When the uranium breaks down naturally radon is produced. Thus, building houses or growing vegetable or digging wells in these soils are not safe. Radon Mitigation Waukesha carries out the function of radon eradication in Waukesha.
Examination of Radon quantity
The first step of radon mitigation carried out by Radon Mitigation Waukesha is testing the amount and in which form radon is present in your house. If the quantity of radon present in your house is above 4pC/l which is the prescribed level it may prove to be dangerous thus needs to be mitigated. The forms in which tests are carried out are as follows:
› Radon, an irradiated vapor is formed from the decomposition of radium. Radon can be present in various forms. It is present in the soil therefore it can seep into the well and can contaminate the water when you drink it you might have cancer in digestive organs. When you grow vegetables in the soil contaminated with radon the vegetables become poisonous and cancer is inevitable. Air borne radon is known to cause lung cancers.
›Radon Mitigation Waukesha carries out the test in two different ways. The first one is passive radon measurement. Power is not required for it to function. You can carry out the test yourself or you can hire a technician from them, though hiring a technician is better for accuracy. A highly accurate charcoal canister is required for the test to carry out.
› The active radon testing method is more reliable. It requires power and carried out by trained professionals. They continuously record andmeasure the radon in the air of Milwaukee and gives you a report.
› It is better to carry out a long-term radon test since it is more reliable than a short one for a couple of days.
The professionals of Radon Mitigation Waukesha carry out various methods to mitigate radon from buildings. They are as follows.
- Submembrane suction > for earthen homes this method must be used. The earthen floor is covered with high density plastic and then with the help of vent, fan, pipe the radon is sucked out and excreted into the air thus making the home safe to stay.
- According to above slab air pressure differential barrier technology the ductwork of air conditioner must be made tight so that no radon can enter from there.
- Radon pollution in water is also very common. Drinking those water might cause cancer in digestive organs. Therefore, granulated activated carbon must be dropped in the drinking water sources like private as well as public wells and tanks. The carbon absorbs the radon the water gets purified and the radon is disposed of properly. Radon Mitigation Waukesha states that since water is a necessity this method must be employed by all.
The testing cost is inexpensive. It costs $25 at hardware stores. Sometimes it is available for $10 at Health care centers too. So that citizens can carry out the test and stay safe.