What is Radon?

Making your home a safe place to live.

What is Radon Gas?

Radon is a radioactive gas found in many homes all over the United States. Nearly one out of every 15 homes is estimated to have an elevated radon level of 4 pCi/L or more. Living in 4 pCi/L of Radon Gas equals 200 Chest X-rays per year. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and EPA blame radon gas for the deaths of 21,000 Americans every year.

Let's start today. Call us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Whatever your remediation goal, we're here to help.

Getting rid of radon

There are several methods of removing radon gas.

But first you have to consider several things, including:

  • How high is your initial radon reading.
  • Your house size.
  • Your foundation type.

How Radon enters your body

When you inhale you will breathe in both radon and radon decay products.

  • The radon is exhaled
  • The radon decay products will stick to the lung tissue
  • Then the radon decay products further break down and irradiate the lung tissue

How Radon enters your home

How Radon enters your home

Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than the pressure around your foundation. This causes a vacuum, drawing radon in through cracks in the concrete slab, walls, floor drains, sump pumps and other openings.

Radon may also be present in well water. Radon in your water supply is much smaller threat than entering through your soil.