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Will Sealing My Basement Floor Help Lower Radon Levels?

If you know a little bit about radon, you know that it can get into your home through cracks in the foundation of your home.

 

Because of that, we are often asked if coating basement floors can help mitigate radon.

 

Many people who ask this question aren't sure if they have a radon problem or not, they just want to get ahead of it if they do.

 

Our first recommendation is to test your home for radon to see if you have elevated levels.

 

If you do have elevated levels, you should install a radon mitigation system with a trusted company like Radon Eliminator.

 

But, does an epoxy coating on your basement floor help in the fight against elevated levels of radon?

 

In the article below, we will talk about epoxy coatings and other floor sealing systems and their impact on radon transmission into your home.

 

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The Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Did you know that lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in adults in the United States? 

 

It is also the leading cause of death from cancer.

 

Treatment for lung cancer is much more effective when the disease is caught in its earlier stages. 

 

Unfortunately, though, most people with lung cancer do not experience symptoms until the disease has spread.

 

Some people do experience subtle symptoms of early-stage lung cancer, but these symptoms more often stem from other health issues or factors such as smoking.

 

Most people know that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.

 

Many people have no idea that the second leading cause of lung cancer is due to exposure to radon gas. 

 

Long term exposure to elevated levels of radon gas in your home will put you and your family at risk for lung cancer.

 

In the article below, we describe early symptoms of lung cancer, when to see a doctor, and testing your home for radon.

 

Topics: Radon and Lung Cancer

Radon Is Deadlier Than What?

Radon gas may be a danger to you and your family, but what is it?

 

Many people have heard about radon, but don't know much about it.

 

And there are still people who haven't even heard of radon.

 

Luckily, there is more and more information coming out about the dangers of radon and how to prevent them.

 

And there are companies like Radon Eliminator that can take you from the testing phase all the way to the mitigation phase to make sure your home is safe for all of its occupants.

 

In the article below, we will talk about radon and how dangerous it actually is.

 

Topics: radon dangers

How Do You Know If You've Been Exposed To Radon?

If there is a radioactive gas in your home, you definitely want to know if you're being exposed to it.

Radon is a dangerous, potentially deadly radioactive gas that can be affecting millions of people every single day.

Radon can be found in the soil under our houses, where it can eventually seep into our water and the air inside of your home.

So, how do you know if you're being exposed to radon?

We'll answer that question below.

Topics: radon poisoning

How Do You Get Radon Poisoning?

Radon poisoning is a potentially deadly health concern that few people know about.

 

Luckily, if proper precautions are taken, radon poisoning can be prevented.

 

In the article below, we will discuss how people get radon poisoning and the steps to take to prevent it.

 

Topics: radon poisoning

What Homebuyers Need To Know About Radon

Purchasing a new home can be stressful and exciting all at the same time. 

 

In addition to choosing your dream home that suits your budget and lifestyle, you have to be sure it's in good structural condition and harbors no hazards.

 

One of those hazards that many people don't know about is high levels of radon gas.

 

You can't see it, smell it, or taste it, but radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer right behind cigarette smoking.

 

However, having radon in your dream home doesn't have to be a deal-breaker. 

In the article below, we will discuss radon gas in-depth and what you need to know about it before you buy your new home.

 

Topics: Radon in New Homes

How Dangerous Is Radon For Your Pets?

Most of us have heard the phrase, "If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer." 

 

Many of us also know the number one cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoke.

 

Fewer people know about radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. 

 

Fortunately, we are seeing more and more efforts encouraging radon testing in homes and schools.

 

High radon levels have been detected throughout the country, putting millions of people in danger. 

 

What gets even less attention, though, is the effect of radon on animals. 

 

If you own a pet, then you want to do everything that you can to protect it from harm. Pets are members of the family, and our pets spend a great deal of time inside the home. 

 

This means that they are vulnerable to any dangers that lurk in your home as well, which certainly includes radon gas.

 

In the article below, we will take a look at the effect radon gas has on our pets, and more specifically, our cats and dogs.

Topics: radon and pets

Maintaining Your Radon Mitigation System

Once you've discovered your home has elevated levels of radon, you need to have a radon mitigation system installed.

 

But once your mitigation system is installed, how much maintenance is required?

 

In this post, we'll cover general visual inspection and maintenance tips you can do as a homeowner to check and maintain your radon system.  

 

Topics: Radon Mitigation

Radon Resistant Construction For Homeowners

The presence of radon in your home can be a serious health concern for you and your family.

In Ohio, two geological phenomena put most of the state in the highest risk category for radon.

One is sediment that was deposited by glaciers; the other is shale outcropping. Both are associated with high amounts of radon.

That puts many Ohio homes in danger of having too much radon.

To combat the elevated levels of radon, many new homes are built to resist radon with a passive radon system.

These systems can assist in lowering the radon in your home, but you can't assume that it will be enough to maintain safe radon levels.

Even though passive radon systems can reduce overall radon levels by 50%, it is still essential to have your home tested for elevated levels of radon.



In the article below, we will talk about radon and what radon-resistant new construction is.

Topics: radon resistant home

A Brief History Of Radon

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the atmosphere.

Radon is a result of the decay of the elements radium, uranium, and thorium.

It is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, and completely undetectable to humans.

It's an inert gas, so it is inactive chemically and only combines with other substances under extreme conditions.

It's the heaviest known gas, and it's considered a health hazard due to its radioactivity.

Trace amounts of radon can be found in almost every breath we take, but radon that is breathed outside is typically harmless.

The issues with radon arise when it is allowed to build up inside of a home or workplace.

Radon has no known biological purpose, but experts believe that it has played a significant role in evolution since radiation is required for genetic modifications to take place.

In the article below, we will take a brief look at radon and its history.

Topics: history of radon