Mold Medics Are Offering Radon Services in Pennsylvania
Mold Medics helps to protect homeowners by mitigating radon gas and reducing it to acceptable levels. We provide professionally installed Sub Slab Depressurization Radon Mitigation Systems & Radon Testing. We not only follow Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) & Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) standards, but we are also certified by the DEP & have up to date DEP issued photo identification cards.
Did you know that, according to the DEP, Pennsylvania has one of the most serious Radon problems in the United States. Approximately 40% of Pennsylvania homes have Radon levels above the EPA’s action guideline of 4 picocuries per liter. To help illustrate this, we’ve collected the average Radon levels of our surrounding counties & created this interactive radon map! There’s a need for professional Radon Testing & Radon Mitigation system installations in our area, and aim to deliver.
What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of radium – the decay product of uranium. Both products are naturally occurring common elements in our soil, which then can enter your home through cracks in your basement & foundation. It’s harmlessly dispersed outside, but if it accumulates in buildings it can cause long term damages to your health.
What Health Risks Can Radon Pose?
According to both the National Cancer Institute (NCI) & the EPA Radon causes lung cancer in smokers and non-smokers alike. When inhaled it attaches to your lungs, where it undergoes a radioactive decay and eventually causes lung cancer by damaging the DNA of your sensitive lung tissue.
Smoking cigarette is the most common cause of lung cancer in America. In comparison, Radon represents a far smaller risk for lung cancer, but it’s still the second leading cause in the United States. Scientists estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon.
How Does Radon Enter Your Home?
The highest level of concentration is normally found on the lowest level of your home. It enters as a gas through cracks in the floor, walls, foundation, hollow block walls, and sump pumps. Basements with no visible signs of cracks or openings also can have radon because radon can move easily through all gas permeable materials.
Is your home a new construction, built on a slab or a townhouse?
Since Radon enters your home from the soil beneath it, the age of your home (or if you even have a basement) is not indicative of whether or not Radon will be an issue.
According to the DEP, Pennsylvania has one of the most serious radon problems in the United States. On average 4 out of 10 houses in Pennsylvania have very high levels of Radon. It’s easy to be caught unaware by your homes Radon levels, so it’s important to get your home regularly check by certified professionals.
You can learn more about how Radon levels are measured & tested, and our Radon testing services, by clicking the button below! We’d also recommend looking at our Interactive Average Radon Levels Map to learn the average Radon levels in your county.
Installing Radon Mitigation Systems
Once your aware that your Radon levels are above the EPA’s or WHO’s action level, it’s time to take steps to better mitigate your homes Radon levels. Mold Medics is licensed and certified by the DEP to install Sub Slab Depressurization Radon Mitigation Systems into your home!
You can learn more about what a Sub Slab Depressurization Radon Mitigation System is, and how we install it into your home, by clicking the button below!