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How to Choose a Radon Mitigator

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that can seep into homes through the foundation, and it can be harmful to your health if it accumulates in high concentrations. If you are concerned about radon levels in your home, you may want to consider hiring a radon mitigation company to help reduce the levels. Here […]

Radon Awareness Action Month

January is Radon Awareness Action Month, a time to increase public awareness of the dangers of radon and to encourage people to take steps to protect themselves and their families from this invisible, odorless gas.    Radon Awareness; What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of […]

Health Hazards from Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths each year. Let’s dive into the health hazards from radon. Despite these dangers, many […]

Non-Smoker Radon Risk

Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Non-Smoker radon risk is higher than you’d think. Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer.  In many cases lung cancer can be prevented.    […]

What Does Your Radon Number Mean?

When it comes to understanding your risks from radon exposure, your number means a lot. But what does your radon number mean? Radon is measured in Picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L).  4 pCi/L is the level established by the EPA for action – any building being tested at this number or more, should be […]

January Radon Awareness Month

January is Radon awareness month. Radon is estimated to cause around 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States every year and is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can get trapped in homes and buildings and expose […]

High and Low Radon Levels

Radon could be everywhere, even in the places you think you’re safe from this gas. Unfortunately, some people don’t understand how dangerous this gas is. If you want to learn more about radon, you have to familiarize yourself with what it is and what is considered average, high and low radon levels, or risky radon […]

Radon Facts

Knowing the Radon facts could save your life. Element Name: Radon Element Symbol: Rn Atomic Number: 86 Element Group: Group 18 (Noble Gas) Period: Period 6 Atomic Mass: 222 Appearance: Colorless Gas   Radon Facts: Radon is a colorless, odorless, and flavorless gas at ordinary temperature and pressure. It’s radioactive and decays into other radioactive […]

Radon Installation Process

What to expect when having your radon mitigation system designed and installed? Read on for information on the radon installation process.   Active and Passive Radon Systems We will talk about active and passive sub-slab or sub-membrane depressurization systems.  An active system just means you will have a depressurization fan installed, either in the attic, […]

Radon Charcoal Test Instructions

Read the following Radon Charcoal Test Instructions in order to properly test your home for radon. What Comes in the Radon Charcoal Test Kit: Charcoal Test (filter side up) Shipping Envelope (do next day  or 2 day shipping) Personal Information Sheet to be sent in Radon Charcoal Test Instructions Fill out the information form so […]

Troubleshooting Your Radon System

Are you concerned that your radon mitigation system isn’t working, or may need servicing? Read the following checklist on troubleshooting your radon system. Troubleshooting 1: My Radon System Fan isn’t Running, but my U-Tube is Leveled Out at Zero on Both Sides? Step 1a: Check your U-Tube The U-tube manometer measures fan operation and has […]

Radon Levels in the Winter

Did you know Radon levels in the winter are more extreme? Cold Weather Effect: Cold temperatures force homes to run the furnace circulating more heated air causing what is known as a “Stack Effect”. Stack effect is the natural movement of air up and through the building. The result of this stack effect is drawing […]

How to Fix Radon

How to Fix Radon Key point: All homes can be fixed. Radon mitigation systems and the professionals who install them can fix radon problems. There is not a radon clean-up solution because radon gas continuously seeps into homes from the soil below. You have to stop the flow. Read on to see how to fix […]

Radon When Buying a Home

What is Radon and its Dangers? Radon gas is a radioactive gas that comes naturally from the earth, not from a chemical or problem with the home itself. Radon can seep into any home that is in contact with the ground. It is undetectable unless you perform a radon test. Radon is the second leading […]

What is Radon?

Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the ground beneath us from the decay process of granite and uranium found in all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into your home or business through cracks or holes in the foundation. The gas is drawn into buildings through negative […]

Dangerous Levels of Radon in Utah

Utah has one of the highest concentrations of radon of any state in the US. 1 in 3 homes have dangerous levels of radon in Utah.  As a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer, it is important for all residents to be aware of radon – what it does, why it is so prevalent, […]

What is Radon and How does it Affect the Body?

What is Radon and how does it affect the body? Radon emits high speed particles and energy (radiation) that can harm human cells.  Radon exists everywhere, but is dangerous at certain enclosed levels that are breathed in over time within confined spaces like your home. What is Radon? On the Periodic Table, the element Radon […]

Breathing in Radon

We can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, but it might be in your home. Breathing in Radon is incredibly dangerous. Radon, a radioactive gas, enters your body when you breathe it in, and every time you do, it’s increasing your chances of lung cancer. Among non-smokers, radon is the leading cause of lung […]