What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert. Unless you test for it, there is no way of telling how much is present. Radon is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in rock, soil, and water. Naturally existing, low levels of uranium occur widely in Earth's crust. It can be found in all 50 states. Once produced, radon moves through the ground to the air above. Some remains below the surface and dissolves in water that collects and flows under the ground's surface.
Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer but it is easily remedied once you've tested to keep your family safe. An exhaust system is placed in the sump pump area of the basement and vents the radon levels down to a safe level below 4. The cost is relatively reasonable, approximately $800.00 in the Wichita and surrounding areas by a licensed Radon Remediation Company.
Radon test kits are available online to test yourself or you can hire a Radon Remediation Company or home inspector for this service.