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Expert Radon Testing in Aurora, NY

Radon, a discreet yet consequential threat, is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless radioactive gas. It naturally emanates from the breakdown of uranium in the earth. When unhindered, radon disperses harmlessly, posing no immediate threat. However, if it infiltrates enclosed spaces like your home, it gradually accumulates, evolving into a significant and potentially severe health risk.

There are many entry points radon gas can take to get inside your home. The most common entryways include:

  • Cracks found in foundation walls and floor slabs
  • Construction joints
  • Support posts
  • Floor drains
  • Sumps or wall cavities
  • Dirt floors
  • Window casements
  • Gaps around service pipes
  • Radon can also make its way through solid concrete floors and walls over time

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Detecting radon gas through the senses is an impossible challenge, underscoring the complexity in accurately assessing its presence in your home. Extended exposure to radon can lead to a spectrum of health issues, with lung cancer emerging as the most formidable risk. Remarkably, radon gas takes the lead as the primary cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and secures the second position overall. According to the EPA, radon claims approximately 21,000 lives annually, with a notable 2,900 of those individuals being non-smokers.

The intricacies of addressing radon gas emphasize the confidence required in entrusting this critical task to seasoned professionals. EcoSpect, with its wealth of experience and expertise, stands confidently ready to assist you in mitigating or testing for radon gas in your home. Our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of your living spaces is unwavering. Don’t hesitate to reach out, as we exude confidence in providing comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific needs.

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In our mission to safeguard your home from the silent threat of radon gas, envision a scenario where our nationally certified experts meticulously test the radon levels within your living spaces. Picture the thorough investigation of your residence, identifying potential entry points and envisioning the entire area being skillfully vented to swiftly reduce radon levels. It’s not just a technical process; it’s a narrative of meticulous care and expertise.

Let’s delve into the story of our commitment to your safety. Imagine entrusting us with the task, allowing you to navigate daily life without worry, knowing that you are shielded from potential harm. It’s not just about mitigation; it’s about crafting a narrative of reassurance and peace of mind.

While our roots may lie in lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment, our commitment to creating a wholesome environment is showcased in stories of homes, both big and small, transformed into havens of health. Picture the satisfied homeowners who, after experiencing our radon gas testing and mitigation service, find their living spaces not just habitable but thriving. The story concludes with a simple call to action: if you’re intrigued by these narratives of transformation and wish to make your home part of this story, give us a call at 800-491-2008. Your home deserves a story of health and safety, and we’re here to script it.

Radon Gas FAQs

What is radon gas and how does it get into my home?

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that forms naturally in the earth. As the earth shifts,
fissures and veins carrying radon gasses open and close. When those gasses release from the
earth into open air they dissipate. When the openings are under your home they run into your
slab/foundation. The gasses then enter through cracks, gaps and holes. Once inside, the gas can
become concentrated and dangerous.

What is an acceptable level of radon?

While there are no “safe” levels for sustained radon exposure, the EPA (Environmental
Protection Agency) recommends considering mitigation at levels of 2.0-3.9 pCi/l and considers
levels of 4.0 pCi/l or higher to be the level at which to mitigate.

How do I test my home?

An EPA certified Radon Testing Company will place an Activated Charcoal Canister in your
home for a minimum of 48 hours and submit the testing to a laboratory for results.

How often should I test my home?

EPA guidelines state a home should be tested every 2-5 years. More often if renovations that
involve the foundation have been done. This is because changes in the passageways in soil (high
water, construction, weather conditions etc.) as well as changes in the building condition (energy
improvements) can cause radon levels in the home to vary and change.

My neighbor has high level (low level) results. Should I have a test conducted?

Every home is different as are the fissures and veins that carry radon gasses under each home
different. What your neighbor’s test results are should be irrelevant to whether you test your
home or not. There are areas of New York that historically have high radon levels (Cortland
County and Yates County are two), but it is our opinion that every home should be tested to
confirm the radon gas levels.

My home is brand new (very old) why would I need a test done?

The terrific weatherization options now available for a home may actually be worse for dealing with radon gasses. Because the home is so efficiently sealed any gasses that enter are essentially trapped. Whereas older homes with loose caulking, ill-fitting doors and windows and poor insulation actually allow the radon gasses to dissipate.

What is the average installation cost?

There are several factors that can contribute to cost such as slab condition, composition of soil
under slab and whether you have a crawlspace or a full basement. Call us for a free, onsite

How does a radon system work?

A radon mitigation system works by depressurizing the area underneath a basement slab or vapor barrier. The system draws the radon polluted air out of the house and expels the gas above the roof line with the use of a radon approved fan.

How long does it take to install a radon mitigation system?

A typical installation takes a single day to complete, however, there are instances where a second day is needed.

How will the installation change the ‘face’ of my home?

We do our best to keep the aesthetics of the home intact. If it is possible, we run the PVC piping alongside a chimney, we try to keep the piping in the rear of the home or we can paint the PVC to match the home’s color.

Why do my pipes gurgle?

There are a couple of possibilities:

  • When the water table surrounding your home is high it may collect under your foundation/slab.
    The radon fan is powerful and can pull water into the pipes. A sump pump can help.
  • The radon mitigation system can pull humidity from the basement and water can collect in the
    pipes. A dehumidifier can help.
  • The pitch of the pipes may be wrong and not allowing water to run off properly. Call us for an

What are the maintenance requirements after installation?

There is no maintenance with a radon mitigation system. There are just two ‘moving parts’ to a radon mitigation system – the fan (which has a 5-year warranty) and a manometer. The manometer is a u-shaped glass tube filled with a liquid (colored for easy reading) that measures pressure. The liquid levels of the manometer should not be level but offset. If they are level the system is not working and you should contact your installer. If the fan is not working you should contact your installer.