Homeowners in Buford, GA, know to call Schmitt Waterproofing for professional testing of radon levels in homes.
Radon Testing for homeowners at Buford GA
There are no safe levels of radon, and there’s no way to eradicate it. In homes where there are smokers present and smoking indoors (instead of outside), the risk of developing lung cancer will be much higher. Levels above 4 pCi/L are considered actionable, so those are in the dangerous levels of radon for indoors.
Radon Testing - What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that leads to over 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive carcinogen that most commonly enters the home up through the foundation and becomes trapped inside. All foundation types are susceptible to radon transmission from the soil, including homes in a basement, crawl space, and even slab on grade homes. Once radon enters the home, the stack effect pushes the gas upwards through the home, leaving anyone inside at risk of exposure. The taller the home, the more efficient the stack effect is at pushing the gas up, much like a chimney; the taller the structure, the more draw there is. The EPA states that extended exposure to radon, especially at levels over 4.0 pCi/L, greatly increases health risks. Testing the radon level in homes is suggested to be completed once every 2-5 years to ensure a healthy environment is maintained. Statistically, 1 in every 15 homes is estimated to have a high radon level that needs to have a properly designed and installed radon mitigation system.
Radon Testing - Where does Radon come from?
Radon is emitted from uranium deposits found in soil and rock. When radon is emitted and trapped under a foundation, it pushes into homes. Many homes today have a negative pressure that, in effect, pulls radon up through the foundation. As most newer homes are sealed tightly to help with energy efficiency, the negative pressure inside generally increases, contributing to higher radon levels.
How do I know if I have Radon in my home in Buford GA?
The only way to know an accurate count of how much radon is in your home is to have a professional conduct a test. Schmitt Waterproofing offers professional testing of radon levels in homes.
Radon Testing - What can I do to eliminate Radon in my home?
Once testing is complete, a professionally designed and installed radon reduction system can bring radon levels back down to a safe number if radon is detected. Many homes’ variables can affect a proper radon mitigation system design as each home is unique and must be viewed this way to ensure the system is adequate to keep the home safe. Schmitt Waterproofing offers custom-tailored radon reduction systems for each home to ensure that any high radon levels will be brought down.
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Buford is a city in Gwinnett and Hall counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,225. Most of the city is in Gwinnett County, which is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. The northern sliver of the city is in Hall County, which comprises the Gainesville, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area and is part of the larger Atlanta-Athens-Clarke-Sandy Springs Combined Statistical Area.
The city was founded in 1872 after a railroad was built in the area connecting Charlotte, North Carolina, with Atlanta. Buford was named after Algernon Sidney Buford, who at the time was president of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway. The city’s leather industry, led by the Bona Allen Company, as well as its location as a railway stop, caused the population to expand during the early 1900s until after the Great Depression had ended.
The city operates its own school district, the Buford City School District, and has been the birthplace and home of several musicians and athletes. Various tourist locations, including museums and community centers, the largest mall in the state of Georgia, the Mall of Georgia, and Lake Lanier Islands are in the Buford region.