What is Radon Gas?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and naturally-occurring gas that can cause lung cancer. In the atmosphere, Radon is present in minor concentrations. Radon dissipates quickly and is generally not a health concern. The majority of radon exposure occurs in households, schools, and businesses. The Radon gas enters the house through flaws and cracks in the foundation and stays trapped inside. With proven and cost-effective techniques, the trapped radon gas can be managed and controlled.

Breathing radon over time raises your risk of developing lung cancer. In the United States, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The EPA estimates that around 21,000 people die each year from radon-related lung cancer in the United States. Only smoking is responsible for more lung cancer deaths.

You can regulate and reduce the quantity of radon in your home. Radon levels can only be determined through testing. Test your home, either professionally or with a do-it-yourself home test kit. If your home has high radon levels, contact a licensed radon service professional to repair it. If values are at or above 4 picocuries/liter, the EPA recommends mitigation. Radon problems are typically resolved by installing an underground ventilation system or increasing the frequency of air changes in the building.

5 Reasons to Schedule a Radon Assessment Test

According to the EPA, one out of every five residences has increased radon levels. If that isn’t convincing enough to get your levels checked, check out the list of top reasons below!

● Radon Causes Severe Health Conditions

Your body absorbs radon through your breathing. The radon that builds up in the lining of your lungs over time from excessive breathing can emit radiation and potentially lead to lung cancer. Radon is the main contributor to lung cancer among non-smokers. Additionally, among smokers, it is the second-leading contributor to lung cancer after smoking. According to statistics, radon causes 12% of lung cancer cases in the US each year. Plus, new research links radon to other possible cancers in children, adults, and pets. You cannot afford to take this chance!

● It Makes the Sale of Your Home Easier

Testing for radon is frequently requested when selling a home. In fact, the EPA advises radon testing at the point of sale for every home. Promote a radon-free home in your real estate listing to reassure prospective buyers since they will probably request one as part of their home inspection. This basic test will be very helpful prior to a potential sale, especially in light of the risks associated with owning a property with undiagnosed radon. It’s easy: Test. Fix, if necessary. Sell the house.

● Radon Levels are Variable and Change Over Time

Radon levels fluctuate over time, just like houses do. Fluctuations in radon levels are common, particularly if your home has recently undergone construction, had heating or cooling system modifications, or had the foundation moved. It’s a good idea to get a new radon test if you haven’t done one in the last few years.

● Any Home Can Have a Radon Problem

Forget the claims you’ve heard about radon-free slab-built homes or that only older homes have radon. There is not any sort of radon-free guarantee, regardless of construction type, year of construction, or even location. Even two adjacent homes can have their radon levels differ significantly. Radon levels should be checked in every home.

● Missouri Homes Have High Levels of Radon.

Any home is prone to radon issues, but Missouri residences are very susceptible. Homes in Missouri, radon levels in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and many other counties are commonly above 4 picocuries. However, as many health physicists say, there is no amount of “good” radon and amounts fluctuate through the year, so we recommend taking action if any radon is found in your home.

It is time that you schedule a radon assessment test for your home today! The process of radon testing and mitigation is easier than it might seem. Through proper precautions and hiring a certified specialist like EnviroTech Radon Solutions  you can make your home safer from Radon while keeping yourself and your family healthy. Improve the air quality of your home and continue with a healthier and cleaner life!


Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Andy Bartels February 2022

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EnviroTech did a great job. Decreased our radon level from 15.9 to 0.3. Didn't cost too much, and got the job done cleanly in a few hours.

Sherry Ruyle March 2022

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Scott does amazing work, he is very well educated and is quick to respond. He has personally done work for me and I have referred him to others as well.

R N-StL January 2022

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First step in improving future health risk for us and our families. Scott was helpful and answered all questions we had about testing to validate an initial charcoal canister test. Our next steps will be mitigation likely thru EnviroTech Radon.

BandL Orf February 2022

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Scott was great and made everything really simple from start to finish. He was clear about options, pricing, etc. and did a great job. Highly recommend!

Ashley Cartlidge January 2022

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Scott was incredible to work with. He provided a detailed quote before install, which was significantly less expensive than competitors. He was also able to hide the radon system in our garage and out our roof, so it is unnoticeable from the street. Our levels before install was 6, which now after install is under 1. He was extremely professional, courteous and we would absolutely recommend EnviroTech to anyone needing a radon system.

Jessica Purdy December 2021

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Scott installed a radon mitigation system in my home recently. It was a great experience! He was quick, professional and did excellent work at a great price. We are so happy to have our radon problem solved. Highly recommend.

Katie Gilmore January 2022

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Scott installed our pipe to mitigate the radon in our basement, and we are quite pleased with the service we received! It was done in a timely manner, was within our budget, and he was very kind and courteous.

James Sandfort January 2022

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Scott was on time and did professional work. He answered all of my questions (and I had many). He was responsive to emails. The system was installed without any complications and the cleanup was great. Best of all the system has been working with radon levels below the level for concern. Highly recommend

L Ck March 2022

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Excellent responsiveness, clean and quality work. Highly recommend for home sellers. Environtech exceeded my expectations with professionalism installing a proven system with warranty that exceeds other firms. Was impressed with how they used drop cloths to keep workspace clean and cleaned up after their job.
My thanks to Scott, Ben and crew for their capability to install and successfully test the system well before my closing date, at short notice and with no surprises on the reasonable price estimate!

Kim Blackmore February 2022

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Scott @ Envirotech installed a radon mitigation system in the house I was selling in December of 2021.

His competitors should watch out because Scott is a triple threat:
*Flexible. This was an unforeseen need and Scott went out of his way to get it installed prior to our existing closing date, something no one else I contacted was able or willing to do.
*Affordable. While timing was more important than cost, Scott still came in below everyone else. Huge bonus!
*Reliable. His work seemed exemplary and was done on time. He also followed up to ensure the system was working properly.

Both myself and the home buyers were very pleased with the entire process. I would recommend Envirotech to anyone needing a radon expert!
 
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