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Even though it is naturally occurring, many people do not realize how radon enters their homes. It comes from the ground & moves up into the air. This radon infused air enters into you home, where it becomes trapped & can pose a danger to your family. Here are 7 ways that radon enters into your home:

  1. Radon enters a home through cracks in a solid floor.When a basement or crawlspace has cracks in the cement floor, it creates a perfect entry point for radon that is pushing up through the ground.
  2. Radon enters in through construction joints.Construction joints are not sealed air tight. There are gaps that radon can push through, allowing it to enter your home & become trapped.
  3. Radon enters in through gaps in suspended floors.Suspended floors have space between the ground & the floor. This creates an area where radon infused air can build up. It then can seep into the home through gaps & cracks in the floor.
  4. Radon can enter through cracks in the walls.Similarly to how radon enters through cracks in floors, it can also enter in through cracks in walls. Whether there are cracks in the foundation basement walls, or near the base of your walls, radon could be entering your home.
  5. Radon enters through gaps around service pipes.When pipes are run into your home, holes are cut to allow them to get to where they need to go. Often times, these gaps are not sealed properly, which creates another entry point for radon to enter your home.
  6. Radon can enter a home through cavities in the wall.If there are holes in your walls, especially near the foundation of your home, radon may be entering your home.
  7. Radon can enter a home through the water supply.Both radon & the water supply come from the ground. Sometimes, radon can get into the water before it even enters your home.

Even though there are so many ways for radon to enter your home, it is possible to eliminate your risk. Speaking with a licensed radon professional is a great first step. Scheduling a test & getting the results will help you to determine if you need a radon removal system installed. These steps will help to protect your family from the dangers of radon.

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