What is Radon Gas?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure.

  • There are no symptoms of radon exposure
  • You can’t see, smell or taste radon
  • Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non smokers. It is second only to cigarette smoking
  • If you are a smoker, you are at a greater risk from Radon induced lung cancer
  • Radon is a Class A carcinogen
  • Alpha radiation is released as the Radon Gas decays
  • Radon is not known to cause any other health problems or symptoms
  • Radon is estimated to cause over 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year
  • You cannot estimate radon levels based upon the homes age, location, design or test results from a neighbor’s home.

1 out of every 5 Homes in Connecticut is Estimated to Have Elevated Radon Levels. 

1 out of every 4 Homes in Rhode Island is Estimated to Have Elevated Radon Levels. 

Radon is formed by natural radioactive decay of uranium rock, soil, and water. Low levels of uranium occur widely in earth’s crust naturally. Radon is found in all 50 states in America.  Radon moves through the ground to the air above when it is produced. Radon also remains below the surface and dissolves in water that collects and flows under the ground’s surface.

Radiation

Harm may occur over long periods of time because radon is considered a low level dose of radiation . Radon gas is likely to account for the greatest amount of radiation exposure, (55%), in a typical person’s lifetime, followed by CAT scans, (11%).

TESTING

The first step is to take care of the health and safety of you and your loved ones by testing your home for radon. At Radon Rid, our experts use modern equipment and radon monitoring technology to deliver a report with our findings, that show radon levels as recorded over a 48-hour sampling period.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Before starting construction on a new home ins is very important to test the soil of the property you will be building on for radon. That’s not all, it just as important to have the home test for radon after it has been built. You should also consider installing a dampness control system in your home that will alert you if there are high levels of dampness.

MITIGATION

If your tests indicate levels of radon that require attention, our team of engineers and technicians will design and install a custom radon mitigation system to effectively and safely move radon and other soil gasses out of your home. We also take additional measures to seal and close gaps in the foundation and drains that could let soil gasses into the home.

TESTING

The first step to help ensure the health and safety of you and your family is to have your home tested for radon. At Radon Rid, our professional technicians use the latest in computerized radon monitoring technology to provide you with a comprehensive report, including a complete visual graph of radon level data points as recorded over a 48-hour sampling period.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

With new home construction projects, it is important to determine the level of radon that could be present in the soil before the home is built. It’s also important to have the new home retested for radon levels immediately following occupancy. We also highly recommend installing an Active Dampness Control System (ADC) with every new build.

MITIGATION

If your tests indicate levels of radon that require attention, our team of engineers and technicians will design and install a custom radon mitigation system to effectively and safely move radon and other soil gasses out of your home. We also take additional measures to seal and close gaps in the foundation and drains that could let soil gasses into the home.