What Is Radon In Water?
Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas formed in soil and bedrock through the decay of radioactive elements such as uranium. It exists in very low levels in outside air but in homes or underground water sources it can be found at higher levels. If left unchecked it can, over time, pose a serious health risk.
In recent decades there has been growing awareness of the need to test the air in our homes for radon. But we also need to test our water for radon. If your home’s water comes from a public utility it will be tested and treated before it gets to you. But if your water comes from a well, it is up to you to test it and, if necessary, treat it.
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If there is a high concentration of radon in your water there are ways to reduce it to acceptable safe levels.
One of the simpler solutions is aeration. The process of aeration mixes large quantities of clean air with the water in your well, which then displaces the radon-rich air and forces it away outside your home. Aeration can remove up to 99% of the radon in your well water. After treatment, the safe, aerated water is re-pressurized so that it will flow efficiently through your plumbing.
Low levels of radon can also be treated with an activated carbon system. Properly installed and maintained, a carbon system can result in 90 –95% radon reduction and can be an efficient alternative to aeration.