Martins Ferry, like many other cities in Ohio, has dangerously high levels of Radon Gas. A Radon Test is critical for your health.
Radon Is a Serious Health Concern
Radon gas toxicity is a serious concern for residents of the Buckeye State, which is directly in the center of the Radon Belt stretching from Upper New York State all the way through the Great Plains. In fact, lethal levels of Radon have been found in every county in Ohio!
With so many young families, new developments, and housing projects being built in the Martins Ferry area, it is more important than ever to have your home tested for high radon levels.
Radon can be found in any home in the state, and Martins Ferry residents are no exception. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of radon's cancer-causing properties because it is odorless, transparent, and tasteless. To make matters worse proper education is severely lacking.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, one out of every two Ohio homes has Radon levels that pose a serious cancer risk following years of exposure. Because of the amount of time we spend indoors during the winter months, whether the house is older or newly built, Ohio's climate creates a higher exposure level to radon gas.
Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, claiming over 20,000 lives each year in the United States alone!
This is a terrifying statistic.
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Radon can enter your home through a variety of channels.
The production and concentration of radon gas is a natural process that occurs as a result of the breakdown of thorium and uranium. Differences in air pressure between inside and outside your home create a vacuum effect, drawing radon into your home through foundation cracks and other openings. Even if you don't see any cracks in your foundation, having your Martins Ferry home tested for Radon is still a good idea. Radon levels can be dangerously high due to the gas's radioactive properties, which allow it to seep through concrete.
The EPA's warning is extremely clear: "Any level of radon exposure increases the risk of developing lung cancer.
The lower the radon level in your home, the lower the risk of lung cancer for your family."
Radon testing should be carried out by an EPA-certified professional.
Radon Testing in the home is simple, accurate, and quick! Our testing protocols have been developed to ensure greater dependability and accuracy during testing. An EPA-licensed Radon Eliminator team member will visit your Martins Ferry home to inspect Radon's seven potential entry points in your home.
The gas enters through cracks in walls, foundation cracks, cavities inside walls, gaps in suspended floors, crawlspaces, construction joints, gaps around service pipes, and sump pumps or water supply sources.
When we have determined the unique invasion points in your Martins Ferry home, our team members will install a specialized Radon Testing device that will continuously measure the levels of radon in your home. We will return to collect the data results after a 52-72 hour period has passed.
Once the results are understood, our Radon Testing and Mitigation Specialist will provide you with a comprehensive report detailing their findings, including hour-by-hour radon gas levels in your home and what you can do next to mitigate any potential problems.
How Is Radon Gas Determined?
Radon Testing in the United States is measured in PicoCuries per Liter; the EPA recommends that any home with radon levels of 2-4pCi/L or higher take action.
The World Health Organization advises taking action if your home's radon levels are at or above 2.7 pCi/L.
When your test is finished, a Radon Eliminator Testing and Mitigation Specialist will explain the results in your home and discuss possible mitigation procedures and installation costs.
Radon testing is now available at a reduced cost to you.
Radon gas is thought to be responsible for at least 900 of the 7,700 new lung cancer cases diagnosed in Ohio each year.
Radon Eliminator's licensed testing is critical to reducing radon's life-threatening Lung Cancer influence in your home.
Protect yourself and your loved ones from this pernicious radioactive gas. Call 855-Kill Radon or fill out the form to the right to schedule a Radon Test for your Martins Ferry home today!