The EPA not only recommends that the interior air of a home be tested for radon, but also private well water be tested too. As radon escapes from water, it raises the radon level of the air within a building. Radon gas can also dissolve and accumulate in water from underground sources (called groundwater), such as wells. When water that contains radon is used in the home for showering,washing dishes, and cooking, radon gas escapes from the water and goes into the air. It is similar to carbonated soda drinks where carbon dioxide is dissolved in the soda and is released when you open the bottle. Some radon also stays in the water.
The “radon transfer ratio” increases the radon level of indoor air in a home due to the off-gassing of radon from the water. The transfer ratio can vary widely from one home to another. On average, this transfer ratio predicts that 10,000 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air) of radon in water can be expected to increase the overall annual average radon concentration of the air in a conventional single family home by approximately 1 pCi/L. It is important to note that this ratio is an approximation and may vary widely from home to home.
Testing the home for radon in water is simple and ERC can do witinh 72 hours . If detected, the problem can be fixed.
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