Chatham, ON – Advanced Basement Systems employees have just completed expert-level radon training, an action that coincides with the urgings from Health Canada for every home to be tested for and protected against this lethal indoor air contaminant.
Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. The danger occurs when high levels of radon become concentrated in a home. If inhaled, radon’s radioactive particles attach to and decay the local lung tissue, in other words damaging many lung cells.
Radon kills 20,000 people each year and is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the world. With such facts, Health Canada has determined that homes should have no more than 200 Becquerel’s per cubic metre of radon.
Owner of Advanced Basement Systems, Martin Bates, couldn’t agree more with the standards being implemented by Health Canada. These same concerns have led him to offer radon testing and mitigation to his already successful services that include: basement waterproofing, crawl space and foundation repair.
“This is such a dangerous gas and the only way to know if you’re at high risk is to test. If your home’s test comes back with elevated radon levels, we at Advanced Basement Systems can help you decrease the amount of dangerous gas in your home and keep your family healthy,” Bates said.
Advanced Basement Systems offers a full range of radon services; from testing to see if a home has a high concentration of radon, to mitigating the radon with an aesthetically pleasing mitigation package.
Contact Advanced Basement Systems for more information about radon and its health effects, radon testing and radon mitigation systems