Waterborne Radon Reduction – Beckley, West Virginia
Waterborne Radon Reduction in Beckley, West Virginia
The most common method by which radon enters a residential property is through the air, sucked in from the soil through tiny holes and cracks in the building’s foundations or basement walls. However, that is not the only way that this potentially harmful, radioactive gas can infiltrate your home. Another common method by which radon enters residential properties is through the water supply. Waterborne radon can be just as harmful to health as air-borne radon. And because it is tasteless, colorless, and odorless, you will not know whether radon is present in your water supply unless you test for it.
We understand how worrying it can be to think that your health and the health of your family may be at risk from a radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. Our highly-qualified contractors are trained to test for waterborne radon contamination. We can visit your WV home and produce a report on waterborne radon that will enable you to decide on your next course of action.
If high levels of waterborne radon are identified, we can provide advice on implementing an effective radon mitigation program to prevent further radon contamination and to reduce existing levels of radon.
Waterborne Radon Contamination in WV
Throughout West Virginia, the soil is layered with naturally-occurring rocks which produce radon as they break down. The radon permeates the soil and is emitted as a gas which disperses into the atmosphere, unless it becomes trapped in a structure. In this way, radon gas can enter your home through vents and small cracks in the foundations and basement walls.
However, the radon in the soil can also contaminate the ground water. This ground water feeds into wells, which may provide domestic water to houses in the Beckley area. If you draw your household water from a well, it is highly-recommended that you have it tested for radon to protect your health and that of your family. Contaminated ground water can also allow radon to seep in to your water pipes that feed your washing machine and dishwasher.
While it is worrying to think that you may be exposing yourself and your family to radon every time you turn a tap or wash the dishes, there are steps that you can take.
By contacting S.W.A.T. to arrange to a waterborne radon test, you can be sure of the extent of the problem. You can then put in place an appropriate radon mitigation plan to reduce current levels of radon and prevent future contamination.
The state of West Virginia requires radon mitigation contractors to hold a valid contractor’s license prior to carrying out radon mitigation work. In addition, they must have completed trade-related examinations or possess additional qualifications related to radon mitigation. All of our employees are fully trained and certified to conduct waterborne radon mitigation.
- Beckley, WV, 25801 USA
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