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November 4, 2022 Radon Reading

How Much Radon Exposure Is Safe?

Radon is relatively rare. This radioactive element has a half-life of only four days, meaning it will decay quickly and if only present in small doses should pose little threat to its surroundings. However, in high doses, radon exposure can be incredibly dangerous. Its danger has been known (if not fully...

October 11, 2022 Radon Testing

The Truth About Radon in the Sioux Falls Area

If you live in Sioux Falls, maybe you’ve heard of radon testing, but do you really understand what radon is? Maybe you heard about radon from your realtor as you were buying or selling your home. Knowledge is power, so we’re going to explain everything you need to know about radon as a Sioux Falls...

August 31, 2022 Radon Reading

My Neighbor Had a High Radon Reading. Am I Safe?

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been attributed to causing lung cancer over time. It can be an intimidating issue for new and long-time homeowners alike, especially when buying or selling a home. Radon is tasteless, colorless and odorless, and exists in all 50 states.  The only way to definitively...

August 12, 2022 radon

What the EPA Says About Radon in the U.S.

Radon is a radioactive, hazardous gas. As uranium decays, radon occurs naturally in the soil. Radon can enter your home through crawl spaces, sump pump basins, wall seams and cracks in concrete. You will never know if your home has radon unless you test for it.  Just because you can’t see it or smell...

July 19, 2022 Radon Testing

Next Steps After a Radon Reading

Radon exposure is a leading cause of lung cancer among smokers and non-smokers alike, claiming 21,000 lives in the U.S. every year. Radon gas leaks are especially dangerous in the Upper Midwest. Minnesota considers radon a major public health concern and roughly half of South Dakota is a hotbed for it....

May 31, 2022 news radon

These Areas Have the Highest Risk of Radon

Radon is invisible and odorless, which means it is impossible to detect without a radon gas detector. Radon occurs naturally in the air almost everywhere and is created when uranium breaks down in the soil. However, radon levels are higher in certain areas. Read on to find out if you are living or working...

May 2, 2022 news radon Uncategorized

Who is Most Susceptible to Radon Exposure?

Just because you can’t see radon doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. Anyone can be at risk of exposure to radon. The only way to properly ensure you are protected against this deadly gas is by scheduling a professional radon test and, if detected, executing a plan to remove it.  Though anyone can...

April 15, 2022 Uncategorized

What Takes Place During Radon Testing

Just because you can’t see it or smell it doesn’t mean it’s not deadly. If you own a home, you are probably familiar with radon testing, but what happens during a radon test? Today, we will answer that question. Read on to find out! Protect Your Home Radon is a radioactive, hazardous gas and is...

March 1, 2022 radon

I Had a Radon Test When I Built My Home. Why Do I Need Another?

Homeowners have a long list of annual checks and systems to maintain. It can be inundating and even overwhelming to keep up with the various maintenance requirements of your home, especially if you balance a demanding job or taking care of loved ones. In most homes, some tasks and tests, like radon home...