We Will Protect Your Martinsburg WV Family from Radon Gas.
In order to understand how radon in water is corrected, you need to understand the source of the problem. Within the soil and rock of the Earth, minerals including uranium are constantly changing form via the decay process. The end result of uranium’s radioactive decay is lead, a nonradioactive element. Unfortunately, radioactive radon is a byproduct of uranium decay. It is a radioactive gas present in the soil, in the water, and in the air and can pose serious health risk when it accumulates inside Martinsburg WV buildings. Even though it loses half of its radioactivity in 3.8 days, it may accumulate in closed spaces, affecting human health through its carcinogenic actions (emission of alpha particles). Radon enters and concentrates in closed habitable living space by outgassing from construction materials, soil around and beneath the structure, or from water entering through plumbing or ground-water penetration through the floor or foundation. Radon gas is a common problem in Martinsburg and throughout areas of Berkeley County, West Virginia.