Waukesha located in the state of Wisconsin and this city is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the confluence of three rivers namely the Menomonee, the Kinnickinnic and the Waukesha rivers. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas produced due to the decomposition of Uranium. Its small concentration is present in the soil as well as in the atmosphere. However at times the small concentration of radon present in soil starts dissolving in the water and its concentrations starts to exceed to the extent that it becomes a health hazard named as the leading causes of lung cancer. Since Waukesha is surrounded by three rivers therefore the threat of radon poisoning in water is a serious concern.
Before moving on to the process of Radon Mitigation Waukesha, it is essential to perform some tests to confirm the presence of radon and its high concentration in the water bodies. When this water containing high concentrations of radon is used for drinking purposes it enters the lungs. Once it has entered the lungs it starts accumulating their eventually decaying. As it decays it releases smaller particles of radon called the daughter elements which release bursts of energy which damage the lung tissue and increasing the chances of developing lung cancer. Not only radon poisoning is a cause of lung cancer but since the source of this radon entering the body is drinking water, therefore it also poses a threat to other body organs making them vulnerable enough to fall a prey to developing cancerous cells as well.
Before moving on to the process of radon mitigation it is necessary to determine the source of the water. In this regard you may contact your water supplying company. There are two main ways to perform radon mitigation Waukesha.
- Aeration Treatment:
In order to adopt this method for radon mitigation, the drinking water is either sprayed to mix it with air or air is inserted in the water source through pressurized pump and then the air is vented out and removed before using the water. This employs exhaust fans to bubble air through the water and carries the radon gas and its particles away from the water.
- GAC Treatment:
The other treatment for radon mitigation is the GAC method. GAC stands for granular activated carbon. Activated carbon is also used for the testing of concentrations of radon gas. Although granular activated carbon device method is less expensive as compared to the aeration treatment but it still poses a health hazard as due to prolonged use the filters may accumulate radon particles over time and require proper handling and professional help.
Another important thing to consider in this regard is to make sure you continue to perform tests even after the radon mitigation Waukesha is completed as the problem might rebound especially in an area such as Waukesha which is surrounded by water bodies. Also if you feel that the issue is recurrent contact your Water Supply Company and professional radon mitigation services without delay.