Radon

Side Note: Radon Gas & Waterproofing

By | April 17th, 2015|Basements, Mold, Radon, Side Note|

Radon Gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from radium deposits in the earth's crust.  If present in the soil under your home, it can get sucked into your house via the basement or crawl space. DON'T PANIC!  It's fairly common and easy to get rid of. Some people that know "a little", [...]

Could There be Radon in MY HOME?

By | July 29th, 2014|Radon|

The truth is, any home could have a radon problem, whether it's in an area with a high radon potential or an area with a low radon potential, or whether it's old or new, energy-efficient or drafty, built on a slab or built over a basement or crawlspace.  Because it's a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas, [...]

Radon Risks

By | August 16th, 2012|Radon|

The Risk of Living With Radon Scientists are more certain about radon risks than from most other cancer-causing substances. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to [...]

Radon – Myths and Facts

By | August 16th, 2012|Radon|

Radon Myths MYTH: Scientists aren't sure radon really is a problem. FACT: Although some scientists dispute the precise number of deaths due to radon, all the major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association) agree with estimates that radon causes thousands of preventable [...]

Radon Facts

By | August 7th, 2012|Radon|

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon [...]

Radon – The Uninvited Ghost Lurking in Your Home

By | November 25th, 2009|Radon|

What is Radon?  Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.  The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your family.  Radon gas can be found in just about anywhere. It can get into any type of building - [...]