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Radon in Your Drinking Water is a Huge Health Risk

How to Detect Radon in Well Water?

Regular radon testing for your New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine well is crucial to the health and safety of your water. So, what is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in rocks and soil. Radon is a carcinogen. When radon accumulates in indoor air, it poses an increased health risk of developing lung cancer. Radon enters buildings through cracks and seams in foundation floors and walls, and openings around floor drains, pipes and sump holes. And, radon enters buildings through well water. Building materials can also give off radon. In northern New England, the radon is commonly found in groundwater, which easily dissolves into private wells. Testing is the only way to find out if you have radon in your home or business.

Not only is tainted drinking water harmful, anything that utilizes the water from your well—such as showering or washing dishes—can release radon gas into the air. As radon is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, a radon test performed by trusted contractors such as Capital Well Clean Water Center will help determine whether treatment is necessary.

Aeration treatment is a removal process whereby air is bubbled through well water to release the gas. The radon must then be properly vented to the outdoors to ensure air within the home remains free from contaminants and safe for you, your family, and your pets to breathe.

Whether radon, bacteria, or other harmful chemicals are found in your well, our specialists take pride in maintaining the purity of your water systems.

Do you have radon in your home or business? Remember, testing is the only way to find out. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have elevated radon levels. The prevalence of radon in New Hampshire is even greater – one out of every three homes. While elevated levels are found more often in buildings located in the eastern and southeastern portions of the state, excessive levels have been detected in homes in every county.

The US Surgeon General recommends that ALL homes be tested for radon. Testing is the ONLY way to determine if your family is at risk from radon exposure. Almost all risk from radon comes from breathing air with radon. Exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, with more than 21,000 deaths attributed annually to radon-related lung cancer. There is no safe level of radon. Any exposure poses some risk of cancer. Smokers have an increased chance of developing lung cancer in a home where radon gas is found. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

Concerned About Radon in Your Water?

Radon testing is the first step to removal of the chemical, and eliminating that worry. We are a licensed water well contractor, helping ensure well water remains clear, clean, and safe for the families we serve. Call (800) 924-1192 today.

Schedule Your Water Testing Today!

For well water testing to help keep your systems clean and clear of contaminants, call (800) 924-1192 today, or fill out the form on this page and one of our clean water professionals will contact you to arrange a water test.

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What Our Clients Say

  • David G. Andreasan

    Capital Well, Thank you very much for your expertise. From project manager sales, great office staff, and great workmanship. All your workers are something to be verey proud of! They seem to be all part of your family. I am very happy and very satisfied. I am extremely impressed.
  • George Craggy

    Jonathan, I wanted to drop a couple of lines to tell you how satisfied and happy that I chose Capital Well Co. for my water needs. From your lead man Steve to your drill people, your plumbing guy and your guy on the back hoe. Everyone that cast a shadow on my door threshold were polite, professional and willing to take the time to explain and answer my questions; which were many . Jon, it was my pleasure to meet you today and pleased that you came by for a follow up visit and explain how the heater works. SO...if I get a chance to tell everyone that needs a new well, I definitely will. It is apparent there is no "I" in your team . Thank you everyone.
  • Richard Meaney

    Mr. Swain, Thank you so much for the service Capital Well provided at my home today. I left a message with you at the behest of Ed Monty. I received a prompt phone call from Greg to arrange for a service call and to discuss what might need to be done. Promptly at (actually a few minutes before) the scheduled time, Bobby showed up to perform the service. Bobby was excellent at explaining the service, why some things were needed and how the well and pump worked, and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. All in all, this was a very positive experience for us. Thanks to you and the people at Capital Well for prompt, courteous, and efficient service.
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Capital Well Clean Water Center has been part of the New Hampshire community since its founding in 1986. Clean, pure water is something that's important to all of us, so we offer a wide range of products to deliver clean water to families. We know that pure water plays a big role in your family's comfort. learn more..

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Dunbarton Office
150 Concord Stage Road
Dunbarton, NH 03046
603-774-6155

Lancaster Office
234 Summer Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
603-788-5550