Radon - Where is it a problem?
High levels of radon gas are present in many areas across Scotland. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can lead to health problems in humans if sufficient levels are inhaled over a prolonged period.
Areas such as Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Falkirk, East Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, the Highlands and Aberdeenshire are classified as "Radon Affected Areas" by the Health Protection Agency. This is not to say that every property in these areas is affected by dangerous levels of radon, but the risk of a radon problem is higher.
Why is Radon in Scotland a Problem?
Radon is produced in small amounts in all soils due to the natural decay of uranium. However, there are some places that have more natural uranium in the rocks and soil and this results in more radon. This radon only becomes a problem when it seeps into properties then gets trapped inside and is inhaled by the occupants. The main health risk posed by prolonged radon exposure is lung cancer.
You can find out if your property has dangerous levels of radon by conducting a radon test.
Treatment for Radon in Scotland
Wise Basement Systems have offices all over Scotland and can treat radon at any property, domestic or commercial, the length and breadth of the country. From our network of local branches we offer a choice of treatments for radon that will suit the needs of your property and your budget.
Gas membranes provide an airtight barrier to potentially hazardous ground gas. They can be installed into existing properties and construction sites.Gase Membranes
Gas ventilation systems filter harmful ground gasses such as radon, methane and CO2 away from your property leaving any occupants safe.Gas ventilation
Contact the Radon Experts
If you suspect you have a problem with radon in your property, or simply want some professional advice on radon and other ground gas, then give our expert team a call today on 08082564538.
Alternatively, you can contact our team online using our online contact form.