Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally. When radioactive elements in the ground break down, they release radon into the surrounding soil, which eventually rises and releases into the air. If this occurs underneath your home, radon gas can seep in through cracks or gaps in the foundation and begin to build up inside the lower floors of the property.
Radon is carcinogenic and is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the United States. If you allow radon to build up in your home with no mitigation system installed, you may put your family at increased risk to their health.
Radon levels can vary greatly. Although levels are generally lower in the Southwest, each of these states has a potential for moderate or high levels of radon, so homeowners in this region should have their property tested for radon.
The best way to have your home tested for radon is to hire a certified Radon Measurement Professional (RMP) to give you the most detailed and accurate testing results. A radon test will include:
- Placement of radon measurement devices throughout the home
- Retrieval of the devices after 2-4 days of sample collection
- Samples were sent to an independent laboratory for analysis
- Results provided within 48 hours of sample delivery
Our NRPP Certified Radon Measurement Professionals have received extensive training in both radon testing and radon mitigation. If you have concerns about radon in your residential or commercial property, contact us today to schedule a radon test!
There are no safe levels of radon in homes or commercial properties. High levels of radon exposure have been shown to have significant impacts on health and are the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Radon is a common concern for many homes and businesses across the Southwest. Though it varies from county to county, both Tennessee and Georgia have shown a high risk for radon exposure in major cities.
Thankfully, there are many ways to help minimize and mitigate the levels of radon in homes and commercial properties!
Radon Mitigation System refers to any system or process designed to reduce the presence of radon gas in the indoor air of a residential or commercial property. This is achieved by expelling the radon gas from beneath the foundation of a property before it can get inside the home or business.
There are a variety of different techniques and systems you can use to mitigate radon levels. Depending on your property’s foundation type, some systems are going to be more optimal than others. As NRPP Certified Radon Mitigation Professionals, we install the following Radon Mitigation Systems: