What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless inert radioactive gas. It is produced by the decay of radium and occurs in small amounts in soil, rocks, and in the air near the ground. You can find radon in nearly all of the U.S.
Is Radon dangerous?
Radon in high levels can be dangerous. The EPA has stated that "Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths."
How does Radon enter my house and how can I tell if my home is effected?
Radon can enter the house through small cracks in the foundation, constuction joints, ground water, etc. Radon can also get trapped inside cavities in the walls of the home. Short term and long term testing can be used to test for radon levels in houses. Allstate Builders offers short term testing and is completely certified.
How can I protect my family from Radon?
Allstate Builders offers a soil suction radon reduction system that will reduce radon levels in the your home. A soil suction radon reduction system is a system of vent pipes and a fan that will draw the radon from the ground underneath the house and vent it outside, usually out above the house. Feel free to contact us at Allstate Builders with any questions you have regarding radon and radon mitigation.