Radon Health Risks

Should You Test For Radon?

You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. Radon testing takes approximately 48 hours, as long as closed building conditions are maintained.

What If My Results Are High?

If your radon level is 4.0 pCi/L or greater, remediation is needed. There are several proven methods to reduce radon in your home, but the one primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside. This system, known as a soil suction radon reduction system, does not require major changes to your home. Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces.

Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be lower.
pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter)
* Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
** Comparison of data calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Reports.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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