Radon Contractor Columbus Ohio
Columbus Radon Contractor
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What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, cancer-causing radioactive gas. It is produced as a by-product of the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil beneath us. It enters our homes & business through our building’s foundations where it is trapped and concentrates. We inhale it.
Radon poisoning is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, according to the EPA. It is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths the U.S. each year; an average of 900 lives each year in Ohio. Exposure to radon causes lung cancer in non-smokers and smokers alike.
How Radon Enters Your Body
Buildings trap radon and it concentrates. It seeps in through the basement, crawlspace, and well water, and eventually breaks down into solid radioactive elements which attach to dust and are inhaled. From well water, the gas is released when you shower, launder or cook.
Central Ohio has an Extreme Risk
As shown in the EPA zone map, Ohio is saturated with extremely high levels of radon. That’s because it’s most prevalent in areas with large levels of granite concentrations.
Testing is the only way to know.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General recommend that all Ohio buildings be tested every 2 years .
What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It’s produced as a by-product of the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water, and eventually gets into the air you breathe.
In Ohio, radon poisoning is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and claims an average of 900 lives each year.
Central Ohio = High Risk
As shown in the EPA zone map below, Ohio is saturated with extremely high levels of radon. That’s because it’s most prevalent in areas with large levels of granite concentrations.
Every building in Columbus, Ohio has measurable levels of radon. It’s simply a matter of whether the levels in your building present a risk.
If mitigation is right for you, there are several proven methods to reduce radon in your building.
Every building in Columbus, Ohio has measurable levels of radon. It’s just a matter of whether the levels in your building present a risk.
- Short & long term monitoring
- Indoor, outdoor, water and soil analysis
- Risk assessment discussion
- Inspect site & discuss strategy
- Seal entrance path & install sumo lid
- Install PVC suction point system
- Install fan & disconnect switch
- Performance test & label
- Post-installation retest
- Inspect collection elements
- Inspect electrical elements
- Full performance test
Common Radon Myths
#1 - Scientists aren't sure that radon is really a problem.
#2 - Homes with high levels of radon can't be lowered to a safe level.
#3 - Radon is only a problem in certain parts of the country.
#4 - My neighbor's test result is a good indication of whether your home has a radon problem.
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