Radon Measurements, Radonmätningar & Moisture Measurement, Fuktmätning
Radon Measurement – Have your home a dangerous amount of radon?
A radon measurement conducted to examine how much radon is in the property, the study aims to determine whether there is a harmful amount of radon or not.
What is radon?
Radon is formed by the decay of radium and is a radioactive noble gas, when radon is formed by the decay of radium up so it spreads easily and takes easily to adjacent buildings and properties. It is often uranium or radiumhaltig bedrock causing radon. The gas radon emit a harmful radiation that we humans breathe in, it then ends up in the lungs where it can cause cancer or other ailments.
Hire an inspector to do a radon measurement here.
Radon and Health
How is radon harmful?
Radon comes with air into the windpipe and lungs when we breathe.
The lungs may be damaged and lung cancer arise. The more time you spend in radon and the higher levels you exposing yourself to the greater risk. It takes at least 15 years developing the disease.
Smoking combined with radon radiation means increased health risk. Even passive smokers, as family members, runs increased risk of lung cancer from radon.
How common is lung cancer caused by radon? Radiation Safety estimates that about 500 lung cancer cases per year are caused by radon in indoor environments,
How to measure radon?
You measure the radon by using a radon meter (left), a radon meter is a small box that is placed in the property, you often place multiple pieces in order to get a better idea of the actual value of the entire property and not just in one room.
Radon boxes should be laid out in about two months.
A radon measurement shall not exceed 200 Bq per cubic meter, if it does then it is classified as a harmful levels of radon. You should immediately clean up your property if it exceeds the limit, do not worry, for there is a radon grants that you can apply to get financial help with the clean-up, here you can search for radon grants. Do you live in a rental or condominium, your landlord or alternatively your tenant shall bear the cost surrounding the measurement and remediation of radon. Practice in this you can read in this judgment
The Importance of Controlling Moisture- Fukt
Moisture refers to the presence of a liquid, generally water, in minute amounts. Moisture is found nearly everywhere, including materials we consider to be “dry”. Moisture meters are the class of instruments that are able to measure the trace amounts of moisture in solids, gases and hydrocarbon liquids. Controlling moisture is vital as water vapor above certain levels can lead to condensation, corrosion, mold or other issues.
Each material and application is affected differently by moisture and each has a range of moisture most suitable for it. Depending upon the application or material, too little moisture can be as bad as too much moisture.
It is important to note that materials do not become visibly damp, and do not feel damp to the touch, until they are quite dangerously damp. Wood, for example, does not feel damp below 30% moisture content (at around 97 or 98 per cent relative humidity), although rot will develop at 20% moisture content and above. Dampness is hazardous long before it can be detected by the unaided senses. This is why it is so essential to use a moisture meter when surveying for damp, and making judgements about its severity.
A moisture damage often becomes an expensive and if you do not have insurance or if moisture damage does not meet the requirements to get insurance. A moisture damage can clean out to be fatal for your finances, here we go through the most dangerous and costly moisture damages your home may suffer.
Mold in the house
A moisture damage occurs most often in the bathroom and many times it is about to have forgotten to wear a moisture barrier. A moisture damage must be addressed immediately otherwise it can lead to mold which can spread to other parts of the house or damaging material in the house completely.
There are more areas on a property that is particularly sensitive to moisture. The foundation and the basement is exposed to moisture and must resist otherwise it will be quickly moisture damage, to protect against moisture that gets into the ground, you should ensure that your drainage is effective, if it is not, you should consider make a new drainage. The roof is also exposed to water and moisture, this it is important that your roof is protected with tiles or sheet that does not have cracks in itself and also a board holding tight. Old roofs tend to have poor and tattered cardboard and bad tiles which water can easily get through in those positions will be under the tree damaged and in danger of crumbling apart. To check that your roof is not damaged by moisture so go up on the wing and shine a light on the boards to see what condition it is in. If there is insulation in the way, you move it temporarily.
To protect against mold and dampness in buildings should be taken to have an effective home ventilation.