How Does Radon Get into Water?
Radon can enter your home through groundwater. Radon in soil can contaminate the groundwater near your home making it just as dangerous as the soil itself. Many parts of the country have problems with radon-contaminated groundwater, and if you live in one of those areas, your family could be at risk.
Waterborne Radon Contamination
Radon-contaminated groundwater can be particularly dangerous. If your groundwater is contaminated by radon unknowingly, your family could be at risk every time they take a shower, brush their teeth, or do the dishes. In fact, every time you turn on the tap you could be emitting radiation into your home in its gaseous form. Radon can also enter your home through the water lines serving your dishwasher and washing machine, putting your family at an increased risk and making it even more important to deal with the problem as quickly and effectively as possible. Radon in water usually leads to abnormal radon levels in the house overall. While levels are normally highest in the lowest areas of the home (basements, crawl space), homes with elevated radon in water typically show higher than normal levels upstairs. Sometimes radon levels upstairs, where families spend most of their time, can reach higher levels than in a basement or crawl space.
Who Can I Contact to Help?
If testing reveals high levels of radon in your home from the water running through your pipes, contacting a certified and licensed technician will be the first step to taking care of this problem. SWAT Environmental is certified and licensed to deal with waterborne radon mitigation and we can help you find a solution to eliminate this specific threat.
If you believe you have radon in your home or in your water contact SWAT Environmental (1-800-667-2366).