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Expert Radon Testing in the Finger Lakes Region
Radon is an odorless, colorless, and flavorless radioactive gas. It is naturally produced by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. If radon gas is not confined, it is diluted and does not become a threat. However, if radon gas makes it into closed spaces like your home, it will build up and become a serious 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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Since it is impossible to detect radon gas with the senses, it is difficult to know how much gas there is in your home. Being exposed to too much radon can generate a multitude of health problems, with lung cancer being the most dangerous. Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and second in the overall leading cause. According to the EPA, radon kills about 21,000 people every year, and 2,900 of those people do not smoke.
The best way to get rid of radon gas is to rely on professionals you can trust! If you are interested in having your home mitigated or tested for radon gas, do not hesitate to contact EcoSpect.
Our company may specialize in lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment, but when it comes to creating a healthy and clean environment, no job is too big or too small. Our radon gas testing and mitigation service is guaranteed to make your living spaces habitable, so if you are interested in hiring our services, give us a call 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