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January 14, 2022 radon

Why You Can’t Put Off Radon Testing Until Next Year

Homeowners and building managers undergo a slew of code requirements and tests on an annual basis. With a host of systems to maintain and monitor, including your furnace, A/C, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, septic, etc., it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle. Some things can be put off until...

December 14, 2021 radon

Debunking Myths About Radon

While radon remains the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, millions of Americans remain in the dark about this silent killer. While state, national and local organizations seek to raise awareness, supported by testing and mitigation efforts by companies like Radon Crew, misinformation...

November 17, 2021 radon

Next Steps After a High Radon Reading

Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers, claiming 21,000 lives in the US each year. Due to its geological landscape and extended cold seasons, Radon is an especially dangerous problem for the Upper Midwest. Roughly half of...

October 19, 2021 radon

When Is The Right Time to Test For Radon?

If you are familiar with the dangers of radon gas, you surely understand why testing for radon is so vital to the health of you and your family. In fact, radon has a causal link to lung cancer, presenting an imminent risk to those in exposed environments. With this knowledge, you may understandably be...

October 23, 2017 radon

Indoor Air Pollution

Many of us think of the outdoors when we hear the phrase “air pollution.” Although air pollution is present outside, it can get even worse inside our homes since the pollutants get trapped within the walls. Whichever chemicals and substances are lurking in your home, you are inhaling everyday. There...

October 16, 2017 radon

The “Radon Daughters”: Not Child’s Play

As a reader of this blog, you’re already aware of the risk posed to you and your family by radon, a colorless, odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. What you may not yet be aware of is that radon, as an unstable element, goes through a […]

October 2, 2017 radon

Radon Mitigation Through Depressurization: An Overview

We’ve written numerous articles here about the harmful effects of radon on your health and why it’s vitally important to get your home tested. If your test results uncover high levels of radon, what courses of action can you take to make your home safe? Radon mitigation is best achieved through depressurization...

September 11, 2017 radon

Gases to be Aware of in Your Home

There are multiple gases that we need to be aware of in order to protect our homes. Radon is one that you should to look out for, but here is a brief summary of some others to check on: First off is carbon monoxide. Even though many of you have possibly heard of this gas, […]

August 3, 2017 news radon

Radon Connected to Lung Cancer

Have you heard of radon? Maybe you have, but it’s hard to know if you’ve been exposed. This is because radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. If you knew what problems high levels of radon could cause, you may start to be more careful! First of all, radon forms in soil and rock and […]