The US EPA has established the “action level”, or “do something about it” for radon as 4 pCi/l.
How do you test for radon?
We use continuous radon monitors that accurately measure radon levels, temperature, humidity, and are tamper resistant.
What should you do if you find high levels of radon in your home?
One of our radon specialists can come out to the property and design a mitigation system which can help reduce the level of radon.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a radon mitigation system?
A disadvantage of a radon system is a small increase in the energy bill. Radon fans pull around 50 watts. The advantages far out weigh this disadvantage. One primary advantage is that you will have a lower in-home radon level. Depending on the type of system installed, the system can greatly decrease the level of humidity (dampness) inside the building.
I'm thinking about buying a home with a radon mitigation system in place. How do I know it is working properly?
The EPA recommends you test your home for radon every 2 years. One of our specialists can come out to the property and assess the quality of the system.
Where does radon come from, how did it get in my home?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that derives from radium. It rises from underground and can concentrate in high quantities inside people's homes.
How dangerous is radon?
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. More information about radon health risks can be found at https://www.epa.gov/radon/health-risk-radon