Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. It is collected from breakdown
of Uranium in soil. Radon is colorless and non smelling gas. Without a
test, it is impossible to realize its presence in a home. Radon is used for
various types of cancer treatments in Radiology. Sometimes Radon is used to
find leakage in a large container or boiler.
Radon escapes from the soil and enter to the house for many reasons. It
depends on the condition of weather, moisture of soil and the procedure of
suction in our home. There are few steps for Radon testing, these are:
- Shut down doors and windows for 12 hours
It is a good idea to shut down all doors and windows before 12 hours of
Radon testing. Then we will get a good result.
- Keep all doors and windows close during the period of test
During the period of Radon test, we must close all doors and windows to get correct result.
- Shut down Chimney and exhaust fans
If the exhaust fans and kitchen chimneys are open, we can’t get correct results from the Radon test. If there are avenues for the gas to escape through, then the actual readings may be off from the correct amount that is present.