One of the most dangerous health hazards found in commercial properties is radon. This radioactive gas can find its way into any commercial building – schools, multi-family units, office properties, hospitality services, and many more. For this reason, TEK Inspections recommends radon testing for commercial properties in the Reno area. Learn more about the importance of this specialized testing for Reno businesses and industries.
Different Sources of Radon
Colorless, odorless, and radioactive, radon is a naturally-occurring gas that results from decaying elements deep underground. It can be found in rocks, soil, and water. Radon becomes dangerous to individuals in your commercial property when it seeps into the building through tiny cracks and holes in the floors and walls. If your building relies on well water, there is a high possibility that radon could be entering your property through the plumbing system.
Health Dangers of Radon
The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the American Medical Association and U.S. Surgeon General, agree that radon poses a significant health risk to all individuals, regardless of where they live. While some locations have higher radon levels than others, it can be deadly if ingested in any amount. Radon has already been named the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
How Radon Gets into Buildings
With commercial properties, radon can be drawn in through many areas such as construction joints, plumbing and pipe entries, cracks in concrete floors or hollow walls, and floor drains. Higher levels of radon can be found in basements or on ground floors, but the gas can rise and affect individuals on all building levels.
Request Radon Testing for Your Commercial Building
Radon testing must be performed to properly understand the level of radon within your commercial property. Contact TEK today at (775) 746-4990 to request radon testing from our highly-trained professionals. We are glad to serve Sparks, Carson City, Dayton, Gardnerville, and the greater Reno area with our infrared inspections and drone inspections.
Source: “Understanding Radon Risk: A Look at Radon Risks to Commercial Properties.” Web article. EBI Consulting. EnviroBusiness, Inc. 05 Feb. 2020. Web. 23 Mar. 2023.