The second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, Radon could be in your home right now and you wouldn’t even know… This is why having your home tested for Radon is so important – because you can’t see or smell it!
At Disaster Blaster, we recognize that the safety of your family is the most important thing to you, and it’s the most important thing to us too. This is why we specialize in addressing issues like Radon. Through the installation of a Radon Mitigation System, we’re able to prevent dangerous Radon gas from accumulating inside your home where it can affect your family. We believe that everyone deserves a safe living environment, and we work towards that goal every day.
You may have never even heard of Radon before. We’re sure you have a ton of questions – and that’s OK, that’s what we’re here for! Your local Disaster Blaster will be happy to answer your questions, design your Radon System, and get it installed for you. We’re always here to help!
Disaster Blaster technicians, estimators, and managers are specially trained to address you Radon Mitigation needs effectively!
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Radon is a naturally-occurring gas that develops in soil and can enter your home through its foundation. Odorless, colorless, and tasteless, the only way to know if there is a Radon issue inside your home is through specialized Radon testing.
The reason Radon is such a concern is due to the health issues that it has been directly linked to. Exposure to Radon gas is recognized as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States (second only to cigarette smoke), and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers!
Resulting from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil and rock under many homes and buildings, Radon can be found to varying degrees throughout the country. Nationally, it’s estimated that 1 in ever 15 homes have a higher than acceptable Radon level, however in some states this average can be much higher.
Radon enters structures through cracks or gaps in the foundation where it becomes trapped within the structure with no way for it to adequately dissipate. This creates a potentially dangerous exposure to Radon gas while inside your home and should be addressed where necessary.
The installation of a Radon Mitigation System can reduce the Radon level in structures and dramatically reduce this hazard.
The more we learn about the effects of Radon, the greater the issue it appears to be. Radon is now recognized as the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the United States (second only to cigarette smoke) and the leading cause of Lung Cancer among non-smokers. Radon is estimated to cause in excess of 21,000 deaths per year due to lung cancer.
Many of those affected by Radon exposure may never know that there is a Radon issue in their homes, which is why specialized Radon testing is so important.
The EPA recommends that any building with Radon levels of 4 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L) or above be corrected by installation of a Radon Mitigation System.
Disaster Blaster’s properly trained, certified, and State licensed (where applicable) 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 property.
By removing the accumulating Radon gas from below your foundation and venting it above your roof line, your Radon Mitigation System will prevent dangerous Radon gas from accumulating inside your property, effectively removing the hazard.
The United States EPA recommends that ALL homes and schools be tested for Radon contamination every two years to determine if you have a Radon issue in your home or property. Because a variety of changes (nearby construction, geological changes beneath your home, recent remodeling projects) can potentially impact your Radon level, it’s important to test periodically to ensure that your Radon level doesn’t require mitigation.
For property owners that already have a Radon Mitigation System installed, periodic testing is still recommended to ensure that changes have not necessitated adjustments to your Radon Mitigation System.
Because Radon gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, there’s no way to know if you have a high Radon level inside your home without specialized Radon Testing. This testing determines the current Radon levels and whether action is necessary.
Because Radon Gas is colorless, you can’t see it, even if it has accumulated at high concentrations inside your home.
The only way to know if you have a Radon issue in your home is through specialized Radon testing!
Radon gas is completely odorless, so you can’t smell it.
Due to the natural geology beneath our homes, the potential for, or severity of, Radon issues can differ drastically based on where you live.
Radon Gas is tasteless. Even in cases where you have a Radon issue in your water supply, you can’t taste it.
Radon Gas is the result of the breakdown of radioactive elements in the rock and soil beneath our homes.
Second only to cigarette use, exposure to Radon Gas has been linked to approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
As Radon Gas rises through the soil, it can enter your home through cracks or gaps in the foundation. Once inside your home, Radon gas has nowhere to go and gets trapped.
Below ground water services such as wells and cisterns can be contaminated with Radon gas as well. Radon in your water supply can get into your house through faucets and shower heads.
You may have a Radon issue in your home without even realizing it and long-term exposure can cause serious health issues such as lung cancer.
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