Radon Testing and Mitigation Resources

Radon Testing and Mitigation Resources
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Radon in Finished vs Unfinished Basements

May 3, 2024|General|

Radon infiltrates homes and businesses particularly through basements, posing significant health risks such as respiratory illnesses and lung cancer. Radon mitigation strategies vary based on whether basements are finished or unfinished, with different sealing and ventilation qualities influencing radon levels and the effectiveness of treatments.

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Understanding the Danger of Radon-Induced Lung Cancer

August 25, 2023|Health|

Invisible and odorless, radon often goes unnoticed without the use of specialized detection equipment. However, prolonged exposure to radon and its radioactive decay particles can cause serious lung damage, making radon exposure the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. As such, it is imperative that all homeowners be vigilant about radon testing to identify and mitigate this stealthy home intruder.

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Air Quality Index and Radon Testing

July 3, 2023|Radon Testing|

With the Air Quality Index (AQI) playing a crucial role in assessing the quality of our air, it's natural to wonder how it can impact the results of radon testing. Though it primarily focuses on outdoor air pollutants, AQI can indirectly impact the results of radon testing, especially in residential dwellings.

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New 2023 Radon Testing Requirements from the FHFA

April 27, 2023|Radon Testing|

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has taken a crucial step towards safeguarding the health and well-being of tenants living in multifamily properties backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. With the adoption of a more robust 2023 Enterprise Multifamily Radon Policy, the FHFA is ensuring that the Enterprises' properties continue to offer safe and sustainable housing across the United States.

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Should You Be Concerned About Radon In Your Neighborhood?

April 2, 2023|General|

Radon is a widespread problem across the US, especially in the Southwest which has historically high levels of indoor radon. However, it's important to note that radon levels can vary from state to state, county to county, and even from home to home. As such, if a home in your neighborhood has tested high for indoor radon, it's imperative that you take action to protect your own home from this invisible hazard.

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Interior vs Exterior Radon Mitigation

January 31, 2023|Radon Mitigation|

When it comes to selecting a radon mitigation system for your home, you'll have the choice between either an interior system or exterior system. Understanding the pros and cons of both will help you make an informed decision when determining which system that best suits your needs for your home or business.

National Radon Action Month

December 26, 2022|General|

Exposure to indoor radon is a serious health risk for home and business owners. This colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for over 20,000 deaths per year. To help raise awareness, promote radon testing, and educate our communities about the dangers of radon, the EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month here in the United States.

Radon Mitigation System Maintenance

December 15, 2022|Radon Mitigation|

A radon mitigation system is the most effective means of protecting yourself and your family from the dangers of indoor radon. When properly installed, a radon mitigation system will effectively reduce indoor radon levels by up to 99%. However, a common question we get from home and business owners is what maintenance is needed to keep your radon system running as it should.

Radon Across the Southwest

November 28, 2022|General|

Though it varies from state to state and even county to county, indoor radon is a hazard of which all homeowners should be aware. This naturally occurring radioactive gas is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the US and is found in homes across the country, including the American Southwest. As such, the EPA and NRPP strongly advise all homeowners to have their property tested prior to purchase and have an appropriate mitigation system installed.