Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in homes in United Kingdom, United States and many other countries. The dangerous gas comes from the ground or building materials.
If you are buying a new home you need to make sure the radon levels are below 4 picocuries per liter according to Unites States Environmental Protection Agency. 1 in 3 house on Indian land had higher levels than recommended by EPA in US.
Radon can enter you house in many different ways.
1. Cracks in solid floors
2. Construction joints
3. Cracks in walls
4. Gaps in suspended floors
5. Cracks in basement
In this video you can find information on how to get rid of radon in your home.
Measuring radon is an easy process that normally takes between 10 days to 1 month depending on the type of method you choose. You need 2-3 radon detectors for a small house and an additional 2 for a larger house. A long-term measurement of radon will give you a more accurate reading than the short-term test kits also available on the market. Read more about radon.