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Home Radon Testing in Barrie Region
For many people, radon is a scary word, but it doesn’t have to be, especially when you have your home properly tested for radon levels by a trained and experienced expert. Radon is a naturally occurring gaseous substance; it is the result of natural uranium breakdown in soil, rocks and water. As such, it is pretty much everywhere. However, when radon is highly concentrated, it can become a serious health issue.
The best way to determine exactly how much radon is in and around your home is with professional radon testing. The experts at Custom Comfort ClimateCare have been performing radon testing for property owners for over 25 years. Our professionals are trained and certified by the National Environmental Health Association’s National Radon Proficiency Program, the only governing body recognized by Health Canada. Concerned about the level of radon in your home? Give us a call today and schedule an appointment for radon testing.
Custom Comfort ClimateCare provides professional radon testing services in Barrie and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
What Can Radon Do?
The reason testing for radon is so important is that it is an odourless, invisible gas that, when absorbed in high levels, can lead to the development of lung cancer. It’s estimated by Health Canada that 16% of all lung cancer deaths in Canada are due to long–term exposure to high levels of radon. It is important to note that many people exposed to radon never develop lung cancer; longevity of exposure plays a large role in developing problems from radon. This is because of the way that radon interacts with your body’s lungs.
How Radon Interacts with Your Body
Radon is radioactive which is why high concentrations of it can be so dangerous. Because it is a gas, it is easily breathed into your lungs where the gas emits particles known as "alpha particles." These particles can damage the healthy cells of your lungs, and when the damaged cells reproduce, they can be cancerous in nature. People who smoke are more prone to develop cancer from long–term exposure to high radon levels, and children can also be more at risk.
The key is determining how much, if any, radon you have in your home, and our experts are here to help with that every step of the way. Radon doesn’t discriminate between old home and new ones, which is why it’s important to test your home for radon, whether it was built last year or last century. Radon levels depend on the presence of those items in which uranium naturally occurs, not on the age of a particular location. Because radon is a gas, it can seep just about everywhere, so it’s important to test your home for radon every few years. You should also test your home for radon if you are planning to expand it or have found recent gaps in the foundation.
We Offer Radon Testing Services in Barrie
Radon can be a serious problem. If you have concerns about the radon levels of your home in Barrie, call the people you can count on for accurate radon testing: Custom Comfort ClimateCare.