Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil and rock under many homes and buildings. Radon is invisible and odorless, making it undetectable without proper testing.
All counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania with the exception of Wayne and Pike Counties are rated as Zone 1, having the Highest Potential for radon contamination in buildings. Wayne and Pike Counties are rated as Zone 2 or a Moderate Potential for radon contamination. Read More on the EPA Website.
Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the United States. Radon is estimated to cause in excess of 21,000 deaths per year due to lung cancer.
The EPA recommends that any building with radon levels of 4 picocuries per liter of air or above be corrected by installation of a Radon Mitigation System. Disaster Blaster's properly trained, certified, and State licensed professionals can install a Radon Mitigation System. A properly installed Radon Mitigation System will redirect the radon gas from ground below the building or home and vent the radon above the building thereby reducing radon levels within the building.
The US EPA recommends that ALL homes and schools be tested for radon contamination every three years. Contact Disaster Blaster if you are in need of a Radon Mitigation System. While we do not perform Radon Testing, we are able to assist you in finding a licensed Radon Tester.
Here is a very informative video made available by the EPA explaining Radon and where it comes from.
Should you have a Radon Issue in your home or business, or any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Our Offices.
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