Water can transport radon to areas of your home that may otherwise be a safe distance from radon-rich soils and foundations. There are health risks associated with drinking radon-contaminated water, such as stomach cancer, but the real danger is breathing radon gas that evaporates into the air.
You may be exposed to radon in water during normal household activities, including:
Lawson Home Services offers reliable testing and mitigation of radon in water to homeowners in E. Shore Maryland and throughout Delaware, including Wilmington, Bear, and Dover. We are a certified member of the nationally recognized National Radon Defense network of contractors that homeowners trust to protect their homes against radon.
Groundwater sources, such as wells, are dangerously close to bedrock where radon leaches out and accumulates. Wells often contain the highest concentrations because there is no space for radon gas to freely evaporate and it dissolves into the water. In addition to location, geologic shifts and climate conditions around the source can affect radon in water levels.
If you have an issue with home radon from water, 10,000 pCi/L of radon inside your water supply can contribute to 1 pCi/L in the air you breathe. Once the water has entered your home, there are many factors that can affect how much or how quickly radon gas is released:
You can't fix a radon problem if you don't know you have one. Lawson Home Services has certified Radon Measurement Specialists that will personally retrieve samples of your water and send them to a lab where they are processed within 48 hours.
What do these results mean?
While ingesting radon in water poses similar yet reduced risks of cancer, radon gas that evaporates out is the main concern. For context, water with radon levels of 4,000 pCi/L can contribute to .4 pCi/L of airborne radon gas in your home. There are three levels of severity used to indicate airborne radon levels:
While there is no current federal maximum contamination limit (MCL) for radon in water, the EPA has suggested an MCL of 300pCi/L for public water supplies, or 4,000 pCi/L in cities that have implemented their own radon in water mitigation programs. Our experienced team can help explain how your radon in water test results may relate to your indoor air quality.
We offer mitigation of radon in water at the point-of-entry before it enters your home's water supply instead of at the point-of-use where individual taps must be protected.
Lawson Home Services offers the best radon in water mitigation system that reliably reduces radon by up to 99%. Our system uses a low voltage compressor and specially engineered pipes to create hydrodynamc pressure that forces water to the top of the well where harmful gasses such as radon and methane are aerated out and safely ventilated into the atmosphere. It runs 24/7 for continual coverage, yet only consumes about as much energy as a 60W incandescent lightbulb.
Our aeration methods will not airlock your well pump and will not freeze over as heat emitted by the pump melts away ice and snow. Plus, our radon in water mitigation system is virtually maintenance-free! It requires 3 simple filters changes each year that can easily be done by the homeowner.
Homeowners trust us to provide reliable testing and mitigation of radon in water. Call 1-833-397-0163 or click below to get a no-obligation radon in water testing and mitigation quote for your home's water supply! We proudly serve E. Shore Maryland and all of Delaware, including Wilmington, Bear, Dover, Middletown, Salisbury, Newark, Hockessin, Claymont, Berlin, Easton, and surrounding areas.