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Expert Radon Testing in Cortland, NY
Radon, an imperceptible, insipid, and odorless radioactive gas, naturally arises from the breakdown of uranium in the earth. When allowed to disperse freely, radon poses no discernible threat. However, should this subtle gas infiltrate enclosed spaces, such as your home, it has the potential to accumulate, giving rise to a formidable health risk. It is crucial to recognize that the insidious nature of radon lies in its silent intrusion into indoor environments, where its cumulative presence becomes a pressing concern for human health. Regular monitoring and mitigation measures are paramount to safeguard against this hidden peril, ensuring a healthier living environment for you and your loved ones.
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 in your home poses a challenge due to its imperceptibility. Nevertheless, we approach this challenge with utmost precision. Overexposure to radon can lead to various health issues, with lung cancer being particularly severe, especially in non-smokers. According to the EPA, radon claims approximately 21,000 lives annually, with 2,900 of those individuals being non-smokers.
For effective radon mitigation, entrust the task to our team of seasoned professionals. If you’re considering testing or mitigating radon in your home, feel assured in reaching out to EcoSpect.
Confident in our mission to eradicate radon gas from your residence, our nationally certified team conducts meticulous testing and deploys precise reduction procedures. Swiftly pinpointing entry points and implementing comprehensive venting, we assure a prompt decrease in radon levels, prioritizing your safety throughout the process.
While our company specializes in lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment, no task is too formidable or modest when fostering a salubrious environment. Our guaranteed radon gas testing and mitigation service elevates living spaces into sanctuary status. To harness our expertise, feel free to reach out confidently to us at 800-491-2008.
Radon Gas FAQs
What is radon gas and how does it get into my home?
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?
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?
home for a minimum of 48 hours and submit the testing to a laboratory for results.
How often should I test my home?
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?
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?
What is the average installation cost?
under slab and whether you have a crawlspace or a full basement. Call us for a free, onsite
How does a radon system work?
How long does it take to install a radon mitigation system?
How will the installation change the ‘face’ of my home?
Why do my pipes gurgle?
- 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