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Your home is more than just a structure; it’s a place of comfort, connection, and security for you and your loved ones. Amidst the joys of family life, it’s essential to remain vigilant against hidden hazards that could compromise the well-being of those you hold dear. One such hazard is radon. Radon is a stealthy and potentially dangerous gas that can seep into your home undetected. With EcoSpect’s expert radon testing services, you can take decisive action to protect your home and health from this invisible threat.
What is Radon?
As a naturally occurring radioactive gas, radon is both odorless and colorless, making it virtually undetectable without specialized testing. It originates from the breakdown of uranium in the earth’s soil and rock, and while it poses little risk when dispersed in the open air, it becomes a formidable hazard when it accumulates in enclosed spaces such as homes.
We are a nationally certified company. Our certifications include:
- EPA lead inspection and risk assessment certs for individuals
- Firm EPA certification
- EPA/AARST certification for radon abatement and radon testing and supervisors handling license
- NYS certifications for asbestos testing and supervisors handling license
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The Dangers of Radon Exposure
Our radon gas testing services are designed to provide you with accurate and timely information about radon levels in your home. Utilizing state-of-the-art testing equipment and adhering to rigorous protocols, our skilled technicians conduct thorough assessments to identify the presence of radon and offer guidance on appropriate mitigation strategies if needed.
With EcoSpect by your side, you can take proactive steps to safeguard the air you breathe and preserve the sanctity of your home. Our commitment to excellence, integrity, and the well-being of our clients is unwavering, and we are honored to serve as your trusted partner in radon detection and mitigation.
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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At EcoSpect, we understand that basement waterproofing services can be a significant investment for homeowners. That’s why we offer flexible payment and financing options to fit your budget. With a wide range of credit plans to choose from and no prepayment penalties, you can choose a payment plan that suits your needs.
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Our nationally certified team is committed to freeing your home of radon gas. After we test the radon levels in your home, we will perform the correct procedure to reduce it. By locating the entry points and venting the entire area, radon levels will decrease in no time. Also, by letting us handle the job, you are kept out of harm’s way.
Why Choose EcoSpect?
As homeowners, we know how important it is to keep our families safe and healthy. That’s why we want to share with you the importance of choosing basement waterproofing services from EcoSpect. Choosing EcoSpect as your basement waterproofing company comes with several advantages, including our experienced and knowledgeable team, who deliver innovative solutions to keep your home healthy and dry. We prioritize sustainability and use eco-friendly, long-lasting solutions. We take pride in our high level of customer satisfaction and work to ensure our clients are always happy with our work.
At EcoSpect, we’re committed to ensuring that your basement is a safe and healthy living space for you and your family. Don’t compromise on your health and well-being any longer. Choose us and transform your basement into a space that promotes optimal health and well-being.
What is radon gas and how does it get into my home?
Are you concerned about the presence of radon in your home or workplace? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can pose serious health risks when it accumulates indoors. Understanding radon and the importance of testing is crucial for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for you, your family, and your colleagues. Below, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about radon to help you gain valuable insights and make informed decisions about testing and mitigation. Explore our radon FAQs now to learn more about this invisible yet potentially dangerous gas.
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.