Radon is a naturally occurring element that enters the home’s air through cracks in the foundation. It is associated with 21,000 deaths per year in the U.S. The greatest health risk of radon is from breathing it.
However, radon can also be found in well water. While water-borne radon is not in itself a major concern, it can be aerated from the shower, dishwasher, kitchen sink, etc., adding to the radon that’s accumulated in the air. It is estimated that 10,000 pCi/L of radon in water can contribute 1 pCi/L radon to air.
When radon in water exceeds 10,000 pCi/L, additional testing must be done to determine the levels of radon in air coming from the basement, as well as the radon that is contributed from water use (measured at an upper living level). If the radon in the water is significantly contributing to the level of radon in the air, a radon-in-water treatment system may be necessary.
SafeWell provides comprehensive testing for radon-in-water and, armed with your radon-in-air results, we can evaluate your overall radon exposure. If treatment is necessary, we can recommend and install a treatment system appropriate for your situation.