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Radon is... a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed when radium decays in soil. (The source of radium is uranium.) Because Radon is a gas, it can easily seep into your home through cracks in the foundation and directly through masonry or other surfaces. The air pressure inside your home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around your home's foundation. Because of this pressure difference, your house acts like a vacuum, drawing soil air in.
What is Radon?
A Radioactive Gas... Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. 1) Cracks in solid floors 2) Construction joints 3) Cracks in walls 4) Gaps in suspended floors 5) Gaps around service pipes 6) Cavities inside walls 7) The water supply
How Radon Gets In
Trapped in your lungs... Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can become trapped in your lungs when you breathe and which can lead to lung cancer. Smokers are at higher risk of developing Radon-induced lung cancer. The American Lung Association estimates that Radon causes thousands of lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. In 1998, the U.S. Surgeon General recommended that all homes be tested for Radon. Many advisory and regulatory bodies have identified radon gas as a serious health hazard.
Is Radon a Health Risk?

                       Radon Testing

                Should you test for radon?

Testing is the only way to know your home's radon levels. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface. The US EPA, Surgeon General, American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and National Safety Council recommend testing your home for radon because radon testing is  the only way to know your home's radon levels. Radon is a national environmental health problem. Elevated radon levels have been discovered in every state. The US EPA estimates that as many as 8 million homes throughout the country have elevated levels of radon. Current state surveys show that 1 home in 5 has elevated radon levels.   

The radon testing and mitigation process is relatively easy and affordable.

There are several proven methods to reduce radon in your home, but the one primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside. This system, known as a soil suction radon reduction system, does not require major changes to your home. Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces. Radon contractors can use other methods that may also work in your home. The right system depends on the design of your home and other factors. Call (585) 271-0531 for a FREE consultation and custom quote for the best radon testing solution for you! 
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