WHAT IS RADON?
Radon is a radioactive gas that can not be smelled or tasted and comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Only cigarette smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke AND your home has high radon levels, your risk for lung cancer is especially high. It is estimated that radon causes 21,000 deaths per year, or over 50 people each day!
The EPA recommends a homeowner mitigate at a level of 4.0 pCi/ L or higher. The lower the radon level in your home the safer you and your family are.
SHOULD I HAVE MY HOME TESTED?
YES! If you are buying or selling a home, the EPA and the Surgeon General’s Office strongly recommend that you test for the current radon level of the home.
Radon is present everywhere, but is most dangerous in your home, where you and your family have the highest exposure. It is estimated that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States has an elevated radon level. About 1 in 3 homes in Ohio have enough radon to pose a significant risk to the occupants.
Radon can be found in all types of homes–old or new– and houses with or without basements.
HOW DO I FIX MY HOUSE WITH HIGH RADON LEVELS?
CALL US! We will design an effective and low cost radon mitigation solution for your home for FREE. The purpose of a radon mitigation system is to provide an easy path for the radioactive gas to avoid entering your home. Once the high concentration of radon gas is released into the outdoors, it mixes with the air and is reduced to a safe level.