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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.

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Can Homes Be Resistant To Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas that forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium, all radioactive metals, break down in rocks, soil, and groundwater.

People are typically exposed to radon when it gets in the air and comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind only cigarette smoking.

If you smoke, and your home has high levels of radon, you are increasing your risk for lung cancer exponentially.

Having your home tested is the only way to determine whether you and your family are at risk.

Because radon is odorless and tasteless, besides testing for it, the only other way people find out they've been exposed is after they've developed lung cancer.

Because radon comes naturally from the Earth, there is no way to prevent our exposure.

However, is it possible to make our homes "radon-proof?"

We will explore that question below.

Table of Contents 

  1. Radon Resistant New Construction 
  2. What does RRNC Mean? 
  3. All Homes are At Risk for Radon
  4. How Often Should you Test for Radon 
  5. There's no such thing as Radon Resistance 
  6. Schedule a Discounted Radon Test 
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