Radon Mitigation Roswell GeorgiaPublished: October 1st, 2015
Radon in Roswell, Georgia
Radon gas is invisible, tasteless, and odorless. The radioactive radon gas is caused by the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer according to experts.
Radon is found nearly everywhere and it is estimated that one out of every four buildings has an elevated level of radon inside. The only sure way to know if there is an issue is to perform radon testing, both long and short term. Performing a radon test is simple and quick. There are low cost radon system test kits available at most hardware stores or you can look online. These kits measure the radon levels in your building in "picocuries per liter of air", or "pCi/L". You can also choose to hire a professional to perform the radon testing and radon abatement procedures.
Long term, experts would like to see the levels outside (4.0 pCi/L) match indoor levels as even the smallest levels are considered hazardous. At this point in time, radon mitigation can bring most indoor levels to around 2 pCi/L or below. It is considered a real issue when the levels consistently top 4 pCi/L and remediation should occur if both short and long term tests show this level.
The most commonly used method for radon reduction is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the structure and vents it to the outside. There are several other methods but the most practical and least expensive is the vent and pipe systems to bring the radon levels back to "normal".
About Roswell, Georgia
Roswell Georgia is located in the north western portion of Georgia. It is one of the larger cities in the state, and while it has never had the same prominence as some other cities, such as Atlanta or Savannah, it does hold special importance not only to the state, but also the history of the country as well.
Intro to Roswell Georgia
The city came into being around the middle of the 1830s. Earlier in the decade, Roswell King traveled through the area and liked the area so much that he decided to put up a plantation and start fielding cotton. This started up one of the largest cotton plantations in the region and he purchased several dozen slaves to field the property. Eventually, the city become a large potation region as more and more investors started to move into the area. This also proved to be one of the largest slave holding regions in the entire state as well based on population, as by the 1850s, the three largest plantations in Roswell Georgia actually held 192 slaves.
Roswell Georgia in the Civil War
When the American Civil War broke out, the city produced a large amount of the cotton used by the Confederate Army, bringing in a good sum of financial support from outside traders in order to support the army With Roswell Georgia proving so financial important, Vernal Sherman moved through Roswell Georgia on his march to the sea and burned down the mill. There are many rumors throughout Roswell Georgia and the majority of Georgia (and the southern United States in general) that Sherman touched everything in sight. This proved not the case though. He only destroyed rail lines to prevent supply shipments and buildings such as the mills to shut down production. He left homes, churches and other buildings in tact (this proved different from South Carolina though, but that is another story). Roswell Georgia still has some of the most beautiful plantation buildings left in the south.
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