Radon Mitigation

Is your home located in a High Radon Level Area?

Radon Causes Cancer
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What is Radon?  Where is Radon found?

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the country and comes from the radioactive decay of uranium underground.  According to the U.S. Surgeon General, indoor Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.  It is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates.  Radon is responsible for about 23,000 lung cancer deaths every year.  On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.

Radon can be found anywhere in the United States.

Radon can be found in rock, soil, and water.  From these sources it rises into the air we breathe.  The amount of radon in the air is barely measurable.  Radon permeates into all homes and other public buildings.  Here it builds up to high levels that well exceed the EPA’s recommended standards for safety.  The Surgeon General and the EPA recommend having all houses tested. Your family spends more than half of their day at home dining, watching television or sleeping.

How does Radon enter Your Home?

This video “Breathing Easy: What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Radon” by the EPA gives a great introduction to what Radon is, how it enters your home, how to know if you have it and most importantly what you should do if you have it in your home.

Testing for Radon

You cannot see, smell, or taste Radon.  Testing is the only way to find out if you and your family are at risk for Radon exposure.  It is highly recommended you protect your family with this simple test.  It is a very inexpensive process that takes about 48 hours.  Due to the nature of rock formations underground, houses located next to each other may contain different levels of Radon.

Have your home tested TODAY!

Radon Mitigation Systems

The most frequently used system is a sub-slab decompression system.  These are fairly inexpensive systems installed in your basement.  They remove Radon from under your foundation prior to it entering your house.  Radon levels are reduced well below the safe standards set by the EPA.  This system also removes moisture from under your slab before it can enter your home which will reduce a significant portion of dampness that builds up while improving the indoor air quality of your home by up to 100%.

For more information about Radon you can visit the EPA website .

 


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