What Is Radon Gas?

Radon gas is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that CAN be found in your home. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but it could be present at high levels and pose a serious health risk to you and your family. That’s why we offer our professional radon mitigation services to help keep you safe. Call us today to learn more!

What Is Radon?

Radon gas is an odorless, tasteless, invisible, radioactive gas that is naturally released from rocks, soil, and water.  Radon is being released on the outside as well, but does not cause much concern as there is plenty of fresh air to dissipate the radon gas preventing it from elevating to a concerning level.

It is a naturally occurring gas that can have serious effects on one’s health if it accumulates in homes or other enclosed areas over a long period of time.

It’s important to monitor radon levels and act quickly when there are high readings. Our advanced systems help you do that by detecting early warning signs and providing mitigation solutions to keep your home safe from this dangerous gas.

Why We Are Concerned About Radon Gas?

Over time, breathing in high levels of radon gas can cause lung cancer.  When you breathe in radon gas, radioactive particles can get trapped in your lungs.  The EPA estimates that radon gas causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.  Radon is a leading environmental cause of cancer.  It is also noted to be the second leading cause of lung cancer, with smoking being number one. 

However, there is a way to make sure that you and your family stay safe from radon exposure – by using our advanced mitigation systems.

Our experienced team develop an effective plan for your particular situation that allows you to take control over radon levels in your home, so you have peace of mind knowing your family is safe.

How Does Radon Gas Enter The Home?

Radon can get into homes and buildings through small cracks or holes and build up in the air.  The main entry points into structures can often be traced back to sump pump pits, floor drains that are not draining to a municipality sewage pipe, and crawlspaces.  Well water can also be another source for radon to enter the home, although this is typically not thought to be as prevalent in Central Ohio.

Radon seeps into the air we breathe, making it an important component of the quality of our indoor air. Our advanced systems are designed to detect and mitigate it and help protect you from this invisible yet potentially harmful contaminant.

Radon in Ohio

Just like other parts of the world, Ohio has its own levels of radon gas. The EPA has established 3 Zones for expected radon concentrations.  All of Ohio falls under either Zone 1 (where radon levels are expected to be ABOVE 4.0pCi/L) or Zone 2 (where radon levels are expected to be between 2.0pCi/L and 4.0pCi/L).  All of Central Ohio is classified as Zone 1. It is important to test for radon in your home as Ohio has an overall higher average than other parts of the United States.

This is why it is so important to make sure that your family is safe from any potential risks posed by this invisible but dangerous gas.

How Do We Deal With Radon?

The most effective method is with an Active Soil Depressurization System.  This is most commonly known as a Radon Mitigation System.  The thought process behind these systems is as follows:

  1. Seal the areas where radon is likely to be entering the structure. 
  2. A piping system is then installed to the newly sealed areas to allow the radon to vent from the space. 
  3. The pipes are then routed to an area that is deemed acceptable for a radon fan to be installed to draw a vacuum.
  4. Additional piping is then installed to discharge the radon concentrations to an acceptable location preventing it from re-entering the structure. 

The Radon Wizard will take the guesswork out of the equation by assessing your specific environment and recommending the best possible plan of action. 

With us, you can be sure your family and home are secure from hazardous levels of radon gas.

Contact Us Today

Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help keep your home free from this dangerous gas. With our advanced systems and experienced technicians, we can ensure that you and your family are protected from radon gas.