Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

The Answers To 4 Common Questions About Radon Levels In Homes

Juanita Douglas

Buying a new home is an exciting event in life. It can also be quite stressful, particularly if you're new to the property ladder. As well as finding the perfect home, there are many practical and legal aspects that need to be taken care of before you can get the keys to your new residence.

Part of the buying process is having all the relevant safety and building inspections completed. This is an essential step to ensure that you know exactly what you're getting when you sign the contract. Most potential buyers are aware of building and pest inspections, but fewer are aware of the importance of radon testing. If you're looking for or have just found what could be the home of your dreams, here are the answers to four common questions regarding radon in residential properties.

1. What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that can be present in soil, rocks, and water. It forms as deposits of uranium slowly beak down over time. At very low levels it is relatively harmless, but at high levels it is a potent carcinogen and is particularly related to the development of lung cancer.

2. Why should I have radon testing completed?

High radon levels have been detected in homes all around the country. Because it is tasteless, odorless, and invisible, the only way to know if it exists in high levels in your potential new home is to have the home tested. This should be done by a qualified inspector and they will also be able to help you to interpret the results.

3. What happens if radon is detected?

You might assume that if the home you're planning to purchase shows test results indicating high levels of radon, then you shouldn't proceed with the sale. However, this doesn't need to be the case because radon can be reduced to safe levels by having radon mitigation repairs completed on the structure of the home.

4. How is radon mitigated?

There are a variety of different ways that radon mitigation can be adapted to a home. The most effective methods are those that divert the radon as it emerges from the soil, water. Or racks beneath the home. The diversion method used will depend on the size, structure, and condition of the home. You'll need to consult with an experienced and qualified radon mitigation contractor to find out which method will be the most effective for your potential new home.


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Flower Planting 101: Simplifying Your Planting Maps

One of the things that I always loved about spring as a kid was watching all of the flowers my mother planted suddenly come up from the ground and then bloom into vibrant, beautiful colors. When I bought my own house, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant flowers. What I didn't realize was how hard it could be to figure out what to plant where. From the sun demand to the companion planting guides, it was complicated. I created this site to help others just like me create the flower gardens they always wanted without the struggles that I faced.