Radon Gas Protection Specialists In Sheffield And Chesterfield.
What is Radon Gas ?
Radon is a natural, radioactive inert gas that penetrates dwellings from the surrounding soil. Radon is a colourless, odourless gas which is radioactive.
Where it occurs in high concentrations it poses a risk to health.
The Basement Company can accurately measure the levels of radon gas in your home and if necessary offer you a permanent solution whilst undertaking your basement conversion.
Working to the Radon Council’s 3rd edition and code of practice we believe that we are the only basement specialist in the region to offer this service.
Click on this link to direct you to the Radon council’s website where you can find out the latest information regarding radon gas and its’ effect in your area The Radon Council
It is considered to be a health risk due to its' radioactivity. Radon is part of the normal radioactive decay chain of Uranium.
See What The Basement Company Can Do To Protect Your Property From Radon Gas.
Uranium has been present since the day the earth was formed 3.6 billion years ago. Radon is responsible for the majority of the average background radiation exposure and is the most variable from one area to the next.
Protecting against Radon radiation is part of home safety measures when building any structure, especially when in a part of the country well known for radon concentrations.
Protection against Radon is especially necessary in areas of higher than average concentration. The gas can accumulate in contained spaces such as cellars and basements.
Ground water usually has higher concentrations of Radon than water that is above the surface and exposed to air. This is due to volatilization, where contact between the radon rich water and air cause a reaction that removes the Radon, similar to the process of evaporation.
The health effects of over exposure to Radon include cancer, most commonly lung cancer due to the inhalation of the air where there is a high concentration of Radon.
Call us today and ask us about Radon gas protection measures.