Radon is a colorless, odorless and radioactive gas that occurs naturally as a resulting bi-product in the decay of radium and uranium. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Because Radon occurs naturally, varying levels can be found throughout the Ottawa and surrounding areas. Although it cannot be eliminated entirely from an enclosed environment, there are steps that can be taken to bring the levels down to an accepted standard.
Because Radon is heavier than air it is more likely to settle in a low, non-ventilated area, such as a basement.
If you are concerned about potentially harmful levels of Radon gas in your home and the safety of family members. Give us a call, we provide licensed Radon testing and mitigation and would be happy to answer your questions.