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Expert Radon Testing in Watkins Glen, NY
Radon, an imperceptible, insipid, and odorless radioactive gas, emerges naturally from the breakdown of uranium in the earth. When allowed to disperse freely, radon poses no discernible threat. However, should this gas permeate enclosed spaces like your home, it has the potential to accumulate, presenting a formidable 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 in your residence poses a formidable challenge due to its imperceptibility. Nevertheless, we approach this challenge with unparalleled precision. Overexposure to radon can give rise to an array of health issues, with lung cancer proving particularly severe, especially among non-smokers. According to the EPA, radon claims approximately 21,000 lives annually, with 2,900 of those individuals being non-smokers.
For optimal radon mitigation, entrust the task to our team of seasoned and adept professionals. If you are contemplating testing or mitigating radon in your home, rest assured in reaching out to EcoSpect.
Confident in our mission to eliminate radon gas from your home, our nationally certified team conducts thorough testing and precise reduction procedures. Swiftly identifying entry points and implementing comprehensive venting, we guarantee a rapid decrease in radon levels, ensuring your safety throughout the process.
While our company specializes in lead-based paint inspection and risk assessment, no task is too big or small when it comes to creating a healthy environment. Our assured radon gas testing and mitigation service transforms living spaces into habitable sanctuaries. To benefit from our expertise, confidently reach out 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