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Expert Radon Testing in Palmyra, NY
Radon, an imperceptible yet hazardous radioactive gas, naturally emerges from the breakdown of uranium in the earth. When unrestricted, radon disperses harmlessly, posing no immediate threat. However, its infiltration into enclosed spaces, such as your home, results in the gradual accumulation of this insidious gas, transforming it 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 challenging, making it difficult to accurately assess its presence in your home. Excessive exposure to radon can lead to various health issues, with lung cancer posing the most significant risk. Notably, radon gas stands as the primary cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and holds the second position overall. According to the EPA, radon claims approximately 21,000 lives annually, and a substantial 2,900 of those individuals are non-smokers.
Entrusting the elimination of radon gas to our team of confident professionals is the most effective approach! If you’re considering radon mitigation or testing for your home, rest assured that EcoSpect is your reliable partner in creating a safe and healthy living environment.
Our team of nationally certified experts confidently undertakes the mission of liberating your home from the insidious presence of radon gas. Following a meticulous radon level assessment, we seamlessly implement the precise procedures to effectively diminish its presence. Pinpointing entry points and efficiently ventilating the entire area ensures a swift and assured reduction in radon levels. Entrusting us with the job not only guarantees meticulous mitigation but also instills confidence in the unwavering safety of your home throughout the process.
While our core expertise lies in lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment, we assertively approach tasks of any scale when it comes to cultivating a healthy and pristine environment. Our radon gas testing and mitigation service is not only comprehensive but also carries the unwavering assurance of transforming your living spaces into a confidently habitable haven. If you are contemplating our services, feel empowered to reach out by calling 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