What problems does Radon present?
Indoor Radon Gas toxicity is a serious issue for the Buckeye State, especially for Portage and Summit County residents.
Sadly, most local area homeowners don't know about the severity of radon gas poisoning and its cancer-causing characteristics because it is odorless, colorless, and proper education is sorely lacking.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, one in two Ohio homes has Radon levels that may pose a large cancer risk over many years of exposure. It doesn't matter if the house is old or newly constructed; our local weather creates a higher exposure level to radon because of the time we spend indoors.
Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer and claims over 20,000 lives per year in the US alone!
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How does Radon enter your home?
Radon gas composition and concentration is a natural process that occurs from the breakdown of thorium and uranium in rock, soil, and water.
The air pressure inside your home, usually lower than the 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 visibly see the cracks in your foundation, getting your home tested for Radon is necessary.
Radon levels can be dangerously high because of their unique capacity to permeate concrete.
The EPA says, "Any radon exposure produces a greater chance of getting lung cancer. The lower the radon level in your home, the lower your family's risk of lung cancer."
What does professionally done Radon Testing look like?
Radon testing is simple and effective! An EPA-certified member of the Radon Eliminator team will come to your house and investigate the 7 possible intrusion points in 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, crawlspaces, gaps around service pipes, and sump pumps or water supplies.
Once we identify your home's unique intrusion points, our team members will use a specialized testing device to measure the impact of radon on every floor in your home.
Once we have the results back, our Testing and Mitigation Specialist will provide you a thorough report of findings and what you can do next to Mitigate any potential problem.
How is Radon gas measured in a home?
Radon Testing is measured in PicoCuries per Liter; The EPA recommends taking action on any home registering radon levels between 2-4pCi/L and above.
The World Health Organization recommends taking action on any home-producing radon levels at or above 2.7 pCi/L.
Once your test is completed, a Radon Eliminator Testing and Mitigation Specialist will go over the determined findings in your home and discuss potential mitigation procedures if necessary.
Where to go from here?
There are about 7,700 new lung cancer cases each year that occur in Ohio. Radon is suspected of causing at least 900 of them.
Professional testing by Radon Eliminator will drastically reduce the life-threatening Cancer impact of radon in your home.
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