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Passive radon mitigation systems have become a common feature when a new home is being built, but do these systems work? In short, yes, passive radon mitigation systems work and can be effective at removing radon gas from homes. But passive mitigation systems have some drawbacks with regards to their effectiveness. To reduce radon in your home most effectively, you will need to understand how passive radon systems work. (more…)

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Many homeowners wonder, “How does radon gas cause cancer?” upon learning about the presence of the radioactive gas for the first time. That question is understandable since many Pennsylvania homeowners are surprised by the presence of radon in their homes. By damaging the lungs through radiation over long periods, radon induces lung cancer in thousands of people every year. (more…)

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Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, with up to 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year attributed to radon. Knowing the dangers of radon, homeowners should also know that some regions and households are more susceptible than others due to factors like local geology. To ensure that your home is safe from the dangers of radon, Radon-Rid, LLC provides a tool to help you check your county radon levels to keep you informed and aware of radon’s presence. What Causes Different County Radon Levels? While radon, as an element, is found all over the Earth,…

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Radon-Rid, LLC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our customers and staff. With COVID-19 presenting major health concerns, we have temporarily suspended our radon testing and mitigation services until further notice. We have been answering phone and email messages, but we are unable to schedule appointments at this time. (more…)

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Why are Pennsylvania radon levels in homes so high? Indoor radon levels are dependent upon the distribution of uranium-rich rocks and soils and the porousness of the earth, near a home. Pennsylvania happens to have a high distribution of these uranium-rich rocks and soils. Different homes, even those close to each other can have varying levels of radon. These levels may be impacted by the condition of the homes, for example more foundation cracks could allow more of the gas to get into the home. Radon is an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that seeps into homes from the earth via…

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Many factors can be considered when a customer is trying to establish the competitive advantage of using one company’s services over another. Price, of course is a major one, and customer service is another. When comparing radon testing and inspection companies, what factors do you look for? (more…)

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The cold, snowy winter months are fully here, and one of the questions we get asked most often during this time is: are radon levels higher in winter? To answer that question, yes, radon levels in a home tend to be higher during the winter. And those higher levels of radon gas can lead to an increased chance of lung cancer. While indoor radon gas levels are generally higher during winter, sometimes the summer can have higher indoor radon levels. Many factors, both related to seasonal variations and human behavior, affect radon levels. (more…)

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