THE EPA RECOMMENDS:
If you are buying a home, have it tested for radon.
Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and, in many cases, may be reduced.
Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.
Fix the home if the radon level is 4 pico-curies per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
*Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003). The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports.
What is one of the Leading causes of lung cancer in America?
The EPA estimates that radon causes thousands of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year and it's completely preventable! You are more likely to get lung cancer from radon than getting hit by a drunk driver!
How can I lower the radon levels of my home?
A lot of methods can be used to reduce radon in homes. Sealing cracks and other openings in the foundation is the most basic part of all approaches to radon reduction. The EPA does not recommend the use of sealing alone to limit radon entry. Sealing alone has not been shown to lower radon levels significantly or consistently. Mitigation systems installed by qualified & trained contractors will be the best method.
What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that’s produced by decaying uranium. It’s present in nearly all soils, and very low levels of radon are found in the air we breathe every day.
The Testing Process
Schedule an appointment with us today and we will come out to your house to install a radon testing system in your home. The process takes about an hour at the most and we will come back about 72 hours later to read the results. If your home comes back with results higher than EPA recommendations, then we will provide you with a quote on our mitigation process.
Can you spot the house with radon?
Neither can we! That’s why testing is so important!
Radon is odorless, colorless, and lethal but totally manageable!
Freequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to have your home tested for radon?
Cost are dependent on your needs. Generally, radon testing for locations within our services area are $125.
Early signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:
- Persistent cough.
- coughing up blood
- Whortness of breath
- Chest pain, especially when you cough or laugh
- Frequent infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
How do you know if you have been exposed to radon
Everyone is exposed to radon in the air. People can be exposed to radon through a variety of sources: Radon comes from soil, water, natural gas, and building materials. Human exposure to radon occurs through inhalation and ingestion.
How long does Radon take to cause cancer
If a person has been exposed to radon, 75 percent of the radon progeny in lungs will become “harmless” lead particles after 44 years. When an alpha particle damages a cell to make it cancerous, the onset of lung cancer takes a minimum of 5 years but most often 15 to 25 years, and even longer.
Is there a safe level of radon?
The US EPA has set an action level of 4 pCi/L. At or above this level of radon, the EPA recommends you take corrective measures to reduce your exposure to radon gas. This does not imply that a level below 4.0 pCi/L is considered acceptable, as stated in the BEIR VI study. Schedule a test today to make sure your home is less than 4pCi/L, it could save your life!