Radon Mitigation Topeka Kansas
Topeka, Kansas Radon Information
Radon gas, and solid dust byproducts of radon gas, is a health hazard to homeowners. How can we protect ourselves from this invisible threat? Through radon testing. A radon test is the use of a device to measure radon levels in a home or other building In the United States. Radon test kits are available to the public at retail stores, such as hardware stores, for home use; and testing is available through licensed professionals, who are often home inspectors. Efforts to reduce indoor radon levels are called radon mitigation.
Radon mitigation in the air is accomplished through increasing ventilation, or by increasing the air changes per hour in the building. Radon treatment systems are used to remove radon from domestic water supplies. The short-term radon testing devices used for screening purposes are inexpensive, even free in some cases. Long term kits, taking collections for up to one year, are also available. An open-land test kit can test radon emissions from the land before new home construction begins. The radon system kit includes a collector that the user hangs in the lowest livable floor of the house for 2 to 7 days. The United States Environmental Protection Agency encourages that action be taken for radon reduction at concentrations as low as 2 pCi/L. A “high” result (over 4 pCi/L) justifies repeating the test before undertaking more professional radon abatement projects.
Purchasers of real estate are advised to delay or decline a purchase if the seller has not successfully performed radon abatement leading to a radon reduction level of 4 pCi/L or less.
Since high levels of indoor radon were found in 1985, installing radon mitigation systems has become a specialized industry in the last two decades. However, radon mitigation and testing systems are not generally mandatory in many states unless specified by the local jurisdiction.
About Topeka, Kansas
Topeka Kansas, the state capital, is located in the central part of the United States. The name of Topeka is mysterious but is attributed to the dialects from the Iowa and Kansa American natives. It is a center of history and nature. Topeka Kansas was a springboard for western settlement on the Oregon Trail. The Old Prairie Town, situated at the Ward-Meade Historical Site, is on the ferry site of the Oregon Trail that crosses the Kansas River, as well as the railroad depot of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Topeka Kansas is identified with the Supreme Court decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka which reversed Plessey v Ferguson, stating that racial segregation in public education was unconstitutional.
Topeka Kansas abounds in sites for nature lovers. The Renisch Rose Gardens has over 6,500 plants along with a carousel with a Wurlitzer organ built in 1908. Gage Park is home to the Topeka Zoo. Other sites to take in are the Combat Air Museum, Cedar Crest, which is the Governor’s home and the Capitol Building. The First Presbyterian church of Topeka Kansas is unique in that it is the only church west of the Mississippi River to have Tiffany windows that were produced when Louis C. Tiffany arrived in Topeka Kansas to create these windows. Heartland Park is a high-tech complex for motor sports. The Kansas Historical Society and Museum portrays state history. The Brown v Board of Education Museum features the crusade against segregation in schools.
Topeka Kansas offers its visitors many activities. Heartland Park provides dirt, drag and road racing. Camping, water sports and a beach are available at Lake Shawnee. The Topeka Performing Arts Center presents plays and concerts. Helen Hocker Theater is an old-fashioned theater that provides local performances and children’s activities. Along with the zoo, Gage Park contains Blaisdell Pool, a miniature train, sports fields, nature trails, dog park and amphitheater. Topeka Civic Theatre is also home to musicals, plays and local performances.
Topeka Kansas has both chain restaurants and a host of local eateries that are located throughout the city. These include Boss Hawgs BBQ, Globe Indian Quisine, Kiku Japanese Steak House, Grover’s Smokehouse, Rosa’s Mexican Food and Daimaru Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.
Topeka Kansas offers visitors a chance to investigate the history of Kansas well as nature sites. The city offers culture with a variety of theaters and convention centers as well as opportunities for sports.