Learn More about Radon and Radon Professional Services
What is Radon?
Radon is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in most soils. Radon is produced as the metal radium naturally decays, and the gas emissions rise from the bedrock and soil. The emission levels can vary greatly depending on the local geology.
How Does Radon Get into Your Home?
Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems, though, sometimes radon may enter from well water. Typically, the gas moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem; new homes and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with and without basements.
What are Health Risk from Exposure to Radon?
Radon is a Class A carcinogen. Based on an updated assessment of risk for radon in homes, radon in homes is estimated to cause 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, smokers having a higher risk. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers according to EPA estimates.
How can I Test Radon Levels at My Home or Business?
Radon Professional Services can provide you with the right radon testing kit along with accurate results through quality laboratory testing services. Visit our Radon Testing Products page for more information and feel free to give us a call or send a message through our Contact Us page and a member of our team will contact you within 1-2 business days.
How Much Does a Radon Mitigation System Cost?
Radon reduction systems work! Some reduction systems can reduce radon by as much as 99 percent. Many factors go into the design of each individual mitigation system. Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as other common home repairs, but the application and design of each system varies based on your home structure. Call or email and we will be happy to give you an individualized proposal.
Why Must Radon Be Vented into the Air Above My Homes Roof?
Radon is roughly 7.5 times heavier than air. When a mitigation system pushes concentrated amounts of the gas out at ground level, it may be prone to re-enter through heating and cooling systems, as well as exposing children and animals to the highly concentrated levels. Although heavier than air, radon gas is easily influenced by air movements and pressure. When discharged via a mitigation system above the roof, the increased movement of air allows the gas concentration to reach minuscule levels at 3-4 feet away from the discharge point.
How Long Does Testing Take?
Typically, one of our technicians can drop off testing devices within 2-3 business days. Once testing begins, the device will need to stay undisturbed in the home for 48 hours, and results will be emailed within one business day from pickup.