What is Radon Gas?

One of our most common questions is, “What is radon gas?” Radon gas is something that many people don’t actively think about when it comes to their homes or building infrastructures. Radon gas is naturally created by a breakdown of uranium in rocks and soil, which can be found inside and outside. But, what is radon gas? Radon gas is colorless, tasteless, odorless, and most of all, dangerous. Over here at The BrickKicker, we can help you learn about where radon gas can be found and the causes of it.

What Causes Radon Gas?

Now that we’ve answered, “What is radon gas?” We will now answer the question, “What causes radon gas?” Well, as stated previously, radon gas is created naturally by a breakdown of uranium. Even if it’s in small amounts, this production of radon gas releases radiation. The overall decay of radioactive elements creates radon gas, which can find its way in our air, soil, and water supply.

Lower levels of radon can be found outdoors in air or rivers, while indoors higher levels are found in the air inside of buildings, homes, or well water supplies. The level of radon produced is dependent on the rock and soil composition in the area.

Radon Gas Symptoms

Since radon gas can be found inside and outside, it’s important to know what radon gas symptoms are if you think you may have been exposed. Radon can attach itself to small, microscopic dust particles which can be breathed into your lungs. Radon can be released through cracks in foundations, cracks in pipes, or in the basement or crawl space of homes where rock is exposed. Long term exposure to radon gas can infiltrate the lining of your lungs and damage the cells within. Here are a few symptoms of radon gas exposure, call The BrickKicker for testing:

  • – Difficulty breathing
  • – Pain/tightness in chest
  • – Trouble swallowing
  • – Worsening cough
  • – Hoarseness
  • – Wheezing
  • – Coughing up blood
  • – Unintentional weight loss

Explore Our Environmental Testing at The BrickKicker!

Contact us at The BrickKicker if you think your home or work building needs radon testing. Our Environmental inspection services include asbestos, mold, and radon testing.

The BrickKicker COVID-19 Response 

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted businesses and markets all across the globe.

At The BrickKicker, our reputation has continued to stand tall during these times of uncertainty just as it has over the last 30 years. We continue to strive for highest regards to transparency and reliability, ensuring our customers will continue to count on us. With that, it is important for us to share how we are managing our business during these uncertain times.

First and foremost, we will continue to be laser focused on monitoring all WHO, CDC & DOC broadcasts to a) guarantee The BrickKicker is contributing to keeping our community safe & healthy and b) to take advantage of additional resources available to offer comfort to our employees and clients alike.

Our team at The BrickKicker will remain committed to delivering full operational support throughout the weeks and months ahead. For the continued safety of all our employees and staff, we are still asking to keep the number of those attending the inspection to a bare minimum, if any at all. Our inspectors are equipped with SentriLock access (with proper agent approval) and take plenty of photos during the inspection to produce a very detailed report. Oh, and no need need to be a worry of missing valuable information or stress over deadlines, our team is great about getting the reports out within 24 hours or often the same day.

Each inspector will be disinfecting all tools, self and vehicles after each inspection and may even wear gloves and masks on sight. This will help ensure we minimize the spread of this disease as much as possible.

In addition, our staff is fully available as if we never shut down, via phone or website to answer any questions that come up once reviewing the inspection report. The inspection is often an educational session, we must not lose sight of this. To make things as efficient and safe as possible, our inspection agreement and payment can be made electronically, via the confirmation email that went out upon booking.

We wish to remind our clients that we have a full service team supporting all your needs and it is the strength of our team that will allow us to continue to maintain our high service levels in the months ahead.

In fact, The BrickKicker isn’t stopping here to service our customers during this difficult time. We have expanded our availability and will assist with pricing concerns as they arise in order to keep services going. 

Despite taking all precautions, we strongly recommend our clients to contact us in regards to changing inspection dates in the short term, and to provide us with any questions they have up front so that we can ensure all gets answered by the time the report is delivered.

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or call with any requests or questions you may have.

Thank you,

President


Andrew Fox