RADON PORTLAND OREGON
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Radon Portland Oregon
Radon in Portland Oregon is like a chameleon. It is odorless, tasteless, colorless, radioactive gas element that is produced by the radioactive decay of radium. Radon in Portland Oregon also has a nickname that's appropriate; it's known as the "silent killer." Portland Oregon radon occurs naturally and the parent sources of radon can be found in many materials including rocks, soil, and building materials, since the radon gas in Portland OR is released on an ongoing basis into the atmosphere you breathe.
Even though some medical pundits are still undecided as to the various claims about the cause and effect of radon in Portland Oregon, many researchers suggest that radon in Portland Oregon may be a significant factor in some cancer cases; particularly lung cancer. Actually Portland OR radon is estimated to cause, at the very least, 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year according to the EPA. That said the questions about the house: Can you fix (mitigate) a radon problem in Portland Oregon? How does radon in Portland Oregon enter into your home? How can you test for radon in Portland Oregon? And are new homes built with Portland Oregon radon-resistant features?
* New home radon-resistant construction techniques in Portland OR can be effective if they are installed correctly by the contractor. The fact is they are simple and inexpensive and installed in a home while under construction works best. Some contractors also suggest that every new home should be tested AFTER occupancy even if it was built with a resistant technique.
* How can a homeowner fix a radon problem in Portland Oregon? Well it might be a smart idea to have a licensed radon mitigating company in Portland Oregon check out your home since they know what to look for. Some reduction systems can reduce levels in a home up to 99 percent.
* How does Portland Oregon radon enter a home? It typically moves up through the ground to the air above your home and it doesn't matter if your home is old or new. This "sneaky killer" can find a way if you're not diligent in beating the "killer" to the punch. Here are several entry places: gaps around service pipes, gaps in suspended floors, cracks in walls, construction joints, cracks in solid floors and your water supply.
* How can you test for radon in Portland Oregon in your home? Testing is going to be the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon in Portland OR. Testing is not expensive and easy. Actually it should only take a few minutes of your time if you know the process. There are two ways to test for Portland Oregon radon in a home. A short-term test is the quickest and will remain in your home for several days to three months depending on the device used are its charcoal canisters, alpha track, and electric ion chamber. Charcoal liquid scintillation and continuous monitors are the most commonly used products for short-term testing.
This Portland Oregon radon article has used several technical words that may confuse you but at least you'll know what a professional mitigating company is talking about should you wish to hire an experienced person to handle your Portland Oregon radon conundrum. Because levels tend to vary from day to day and season to season, a long-term test should be considered when making any final decisions about DIY or hiring professionals.
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