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Potential Entry Points:
1. Cavities inside walls
2. Cracks in solid floors
3. Construction joints
4. Cracks in walls
5. The water supply
6. Gaps in suspended ceilings
7. Gaps around service pipes
We do provide radon testing services. Our electronic devices (Continuous Radon Monitors) are calibrated annually to ensure accurate measurements. We compile the data and provide that information to you in a written report. We are certified by the (NEHA) National Environmental Health Administration and have been professionally trained and met the criteria set forth by the (NRPP) National Radon Proficiency Program.
Radon is naturally occurring gas that is produced by the breakdown of Uranium. According to the EPA Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers!
* Radon Testing requires a minimum of 48 hours testing with 12 hours of closed house conditions prior to testing; these conditions must remain during the entire test.
* Closed house conditions means you can come and go as you please as long as you close the doors behind you.
What you should know about Radon
Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. You cannot see radon and you cannot smell it or taste it. According to the EPA, when you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking.
Radon Testing.Testing is the only way to find out about your home's radon level. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing of all homes below the third floor for radon.
Fixing a radon problem. Radon problems can be fixed. If you find that you have high radon levels, mitigation systems can alleviate these problems. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.
When buying a home. The EPA recommends that you obtain the radon level in any home you are considering purchasing. "The Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide" (an EPA publication) is available through most State Health Departments. If elevated levels are found it is recommended that these levels be reduced. In most cases, a professional can accomplish this at reasonable cost with a radon mitigation system. Use a licensed professional that adheres to the EPA's approved methods for reduction of radon in a residential structure.
What are the Risk Factors? The EPA, Surgeon General and The Center for Disease Control, have all agreed that continued exposure to Radon gas can cause lung cancer. In fact, their position on the matter is that all homes should be tested for radon gas exposure, and all homes testing over 4 pCi/L should be fixed.
How Does Radon Enter the Home? Typically the air pressure inside your home is lower than the pressure in the soil around your homes foundation. Due to this difference, your house acts like a vacuum, drawing radon gas in through foundation cracks and other openings of your home. Radon may also be present in well water and can be released into the air in your home when water is used for showering and other household uses.
Where does Radon come from?
Radon is a gas that is naturally produced as a result of the breakdown of uranium. As the gas travels through the rock and soil it enters our homes and the air we breathe. Radon can be found anywhere. In enclosed spaces it can build up to high levels.