What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless radioactive gas.
It comes from the natural decay of uranium and thorium, which are found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into the home through exposed soil or cracks in the floors, walls, and foundation. It can also be released from building materials and well water. Radon breaks down quickly, expelling radioactive particles into the air.
Why Should I be Concerned?
Long-term exposure to radon gases is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Spending 12 hours in a contaminated home is equivalent to smoking a half a pack of cigarettes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year.
What Can I Do?
Radon-related lung cancer deaths can be prevented by testing for radon and taking the necessary steps to lower radon exposure in homes that have elevated radon levels. This process is known as radon mitigation.
We can provide testing services as well as mitigation services for your home, office, or commercial infrastructure.
Pictured on the right are photos of typical radon mitigation systems. Its purpose is to suck radon gases out of the foundation (typically from a basement or crawlspace) and direct them outside, away from your home. It takes less than a day to install and can save the lives of you, your family, your employees, or whomever else may be exposed.