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What Are The Signs Your Home Has A Radon Problem?

For the unfamiliar, radon is an invisible gas formed naturally in the Earth’s crust.

It impacts just about everyone on the planet as it's part of the air we breathe.

Some parts of the planet have high concentrations of radon, while others are lower.

However, nearly all parts of the planet have at least a little bit of radon in the air.

Luckily though, at low doses, radon is relatively harmless.

When the radon levels start to creep up is when you need to start worrying.

In all honesty, the safest level of radon is 0. 

The EPA says that radon gas at a level of 4 pCi/L or higher requires immediate corrective measures to reduce your exposure to radon gas.

When the radon levels get higher than 4 pCi/L is when the health of you and your family is at risk.

The most significant health risk caused by radon is lung cancer.

So, it's in your best interest to know if your home is safe from radon, or if it's time to take corrective action.

Below we'll talk about how it gets into your home, the warning signs, and how to get rid of it.

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DIY Radon Mitigation, Why It's Not a Good Idea

The Importance of Having a Professional Install your Radon Mitigation System

Do you have elevated levels of Radon Gas in your Ohio home?

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Is There Radon Gas in Your Crawlspace?

Removing Radon Gas from a Crawlspace

If your home tests elevated for Radon Gas and there is a crawlspace in your basement, than that may be one of the ways radon is seeping into your home. A crawlspace with exposed soil flooring will have no barrier to prevent radon entry.

The cancer causing gas will seep through the floor and into the occupied area of your home. The best way to prevent radon gas entry through a crawlspace is to install a radon mitigation system

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Radon Gas, Health Risk or Just Hype?

The Health Concerns of Radon Gas

Many people have heard about Radon gas by now, but is all of the concern just a lot of hype?

Radon Gas is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that can be found in the home throughout the United States. Radon is created naturally from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium and thorium, which can be found in different concentrations in soil and rock. Radon is more prevalent in areas with larger levels of granite concentrations. 

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Radon Gas Myths: Are you being told the truth about radon?

Are you being told the truth about Radon? 

Radon gas is naturally created from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world. There are some common myths that many people believe when it comes to radon gas, some of which include: 

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The World Health Organization Lowers Radon Action Level

Radon Action Levels

Our radon specialists get this question all the time, "What level of radon is safe in my home?"

The World Health Organization recently conducted a Radon Gas study for four years with the involvement of 100 scientists from 30 different countries. Based on the research that was completed, WHO recommends homeowners take action to have radon remediated from their homes if they test at or above a 2.7 piC/L, which is lower than the EPA recommended level of a 4.0. 

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How Does Radon Enter A Home?

How Does Radon Enter A Home?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon has the ability to enter into a home because the air pressure inside the home is lower than the pressure in the soil around the home's foundation. This acts like a vacuum that draws the radon into the home, trapping it inside where it can build up to dangerous levels. 

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How Long Does Radon Testing Take?

Radon Testing 

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of thorium and uranium in soil, rock, and water. It is also the only gas under standard conditions that has radioactive isotopes and is considered a health hazard due to its radioactivity level. 
 
Radon Gas is brought into a home through foundation cracks and other openings. Air pressure inside a building is usually lower than the air pressure outside; this causes a vacuum effect known as pressure differentials which draws out the radon. Even if there is no visible cracks in the foundation, it is still possible to have high radon levels inside your home due to radon's ability to permeate through concrete. 
 

The only way to know if you have Radon Gas in your home, is to have a certified Radon Testing Specialist perform a radon test. Radon testing is not complicated, however, if done improperly you may end up with inaccurate results. 

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