What effect does radon have?
Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer and claims over 20,000 lives per year in the US alone!
Radon gas proliferation is a serious issue for "The Hall of Fame City" Canton, OH.
Unfortunately, most Canton area homeowners don't know about the severity of radon gas poisoning and its cancer-causing properties because it is colorless, odorless, and proper education is sorely lacking.
The Ohio Department of Health estimates that one in two Ohio homes have radon levels that may pose a large cancer risk over many years of exposure.
Regardless of if the house is old or newly constructed, our local climate creates a higher exposure level to radon because of the amount of time we spend indoors. For more information, click here.
How does Radon get into your Canton home?
Radon gas formation is a natural process that occurs from the breakdown of uranium and thorium in soil, rock, and water.
The air pressure inside your home, usually lower than the air pressure outside, causes a vacuum effect known as pressure differentials, drawing radon up through foundation cracks and other openings directly into your home.
Even if you cannot see cracks in your foundation, it is still necessary to get your home tested. Radon levels can be dangerously high because of radon's unique capacity to permeate concrete.
What does professionally done testing look like?
Radon testing is a simple and effective process! A certified member of the Radon Eliminator crew will come to your house and investigate the 7 possible intrusion points throughout your basement or 1st floor if you have a slab floor.
These 7 intrusion points can come in the forms of construction joints, foundation cracks, cavities inside walls, cracks in walls, gaps in suspended floors, gaps around service pipes, and sump pumps or water supplies.
Once we identify your home's unique intrusion points, the team member will use a special tester to measure the impact of radon on all floors in your home.
When the data is quantified, the head team member will provide you a clear report of their findings and what you can do next to alleviate any potential problem.
How is Radon gas measured?
Radon Testing is measured in PicoCuries per Liter; The World Health Organization recommends that action be taken on any home registering radon levels at or above 2.7 pCi/L.
The EPA recommends that action be taken on any home registering radon levels between 2-4pCi/L and above.
When your test is complete, the Radon Eliminator contractor will go over the measured findings in your home and discuss the potential mitigation procedures if necessary.
Where to go from here?
In Ohio, there are about 7,700 new lung cancer cases each year. Radon is suspected of causing at least 900 of them.
EPA Licensed radon testing by Radon Eliminator will reduce radon's life-threatening Lung Cancer impact and give you confidence as to the air quality in your home.
Protect yourself and your family from this harmful radioactive gas. Schedule your Discounted Radon Test today by contacting the best Radon Testing Company in Canton, OH today.