What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the ground. It is produced from naturally occurring Uranium that has existed for millions of years. This gas can seep into our homes where we could potentially breathe it posing a risk of getting lung cancer. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, according to the US EPA. It is estimated that 21,000 deaths per year are attributed to radon gas. All of those deaths are preventable! We specialize in radon reduction system installations that will take care of your radon problem quickly and painlessly. Just give us a call for more information. Call us even if you just have questions. We are always here to help!
Radon in Ohio?
Yes, unfortunately there is radon gas in Ohio. In fact, almost the whole State of Ohio is known as a Zone 1 Area, which means we have some of the highest levels of indoor radon gas in the nation! Elevated levels of radon gas in our homes depends upon numerous factors including the age, type and location of the home, as well as some basic construction details. However, it is estimated that over 50% of the homes in our area will test with elevated levels. There are some neighborhoods that we have seen every home have high levels, as high as 20 times the recommended levels. All homes have the potential to have high levels, even if there is no basement, so we recommend that all homes be tested for radon gas. If your home tests high, have no fear, it can easily be repaired!
Sub Slab Depressurization:
Reducing your families exposure to radon gas is our primary goal. Our systems are up to 99% effective in reducing indoor radon levels. Since radon gas comes from the ground, we use a suction in the ground to get rid of it. The process involves creating mild suction/vacuum in the soil underneath the home to collect the radon gas before it enters the home. This process is called "Sub Slab Depressurization", or "Under Slab Suction". This process is basically the same from house to house. Certain details about the house will dictate how the system is installed.