Radon Remediation

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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Radon poses a serious threat to thousands of Americans, being the second-leading cause of lung cancer. That threat is the reason that getting your home tested by a professional is essential. But what about removing or preventing radon from entering your home? Radon-Rid, LLC explains the various types of remediation systems and how they work. (more…)

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Radon resistant construction is a term you hear used a lot these days, especially in the state of Pennsylvania. With the rise of research pointing towards radon as the cause for many different health issues, including lung cancer, industry and government have shifted to figure out how to handle the radon situation. As a contractor or builder, you are most likely familiar with radon gas and the danger that this invisible gas can pose, but are you aware of the push to lower indoor radon levels in the country? (more…)

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Radon and radon remediation have become important topics around the United States in the last decade as more and more information is being discovered about the adverse health effects of radon. With the number of homes in Pennsylvania, and countrywide, affected by radon gas, many contractors are becoming informed and using radon-reducing building methods. (more…)

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Did you know that every year 21,000 deaths are related to radon gas? The unintentional inhalation of radon gas is now the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The odorless, noxious gas can seep into a home from contaminated soil through foundations and other points of contact. Out of all the states in the country, Pennsylvania has one of the highest overall levels of radon gas. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection estimates that 40% of PA homes have radon gas levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) guideline. The EPA strongly recommends taking action to…

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Radon testing can be done fairly easily and reliably with a kit, either by a homeowner or a radon testing company. However, once a homeowner becomes aware that his/her home is testing at high radon levels, we recommend calling a professional radon remediation specialist. So many factors are involved when determining the right type of mitigation system, and a skilled, trained professional will save you time, money and worry in the long run. At Radon-Rid, LLC, we guarantee our work too. Recently, we became aware that a local big box hardware store is making radon fan kits available to homeowners…

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A qualified radon service provider understands the seriousness of radon gas and the threat of long-term exposure which can and often does lead to respiratory issues like lung cancer. Studies in the effects of radon gas on human health have led the US EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) and state health department to strongly recommend all that all home buyers, sellers, and residents undergo radon testing. While radon testing can be done with testing kits bought at a local hardware or similar store, experts recommend consulting with a qualified radon contractor who can provide mitigation if necessary. (more…)

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Radon is present in many homes across the country and the state of Pennsylvania is no exception. In fact, homes in Pennsylvania counties with higher than acceptable levels of radon are fairly common, as is radon remediation (mitigation). Radon gas can be present in an existing home or in a brand new home. The invisible and odorless gas emanates from the radon-containing soil under a home. The gas travels upward through the soil and gains entrance into a building. (more…)

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Basement renovations are a very popular type of home improvement here in Pennsylvania. After all, with just a fair investment, homeowners can sometimes double the size of their home by simply transforming the space underneath their floor into another livable floor. Yet doing so comes with its own risks for those who get started without a long-term plan in mind. Part of that plan should be radon testing and if needed, radon remediation options . (more…)

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