The Threat of Radon Gas
Radon gas naturally emanates from the earth and certain organic materials, such as granite or shale. As it decays, the radioisotopes left behind can settle in the dust that also naturally accumulates. Both the gas and the dust particles leave occupants within a home or commercial building subject to inhaling these dangerous elements. It has been determined that Radon is the single largest contributor to what is referred to as background radiation, a relatively constant dose of low-level exposure. Radon is second only to tobacco smoke as the leading cause of lung cancer.
Recommendations Regarding Radon
Given that all homes and buildings contain levels of Radon, both the state of Idaho and the EPA recommend that they be tested before any real estate transaction be carried out. Buyers have every right to delay or even decline a real estate purchase if the seller has been unable to reduce the presence of radon in the air to less than 4 pCi/L. There is no getting around the presence of Radon. Since high levels of Radon are found in every state in America, the testing and installation of Radon mitigation systems is now a specialized industry. Aside from the health benefits, there are other reasons why Radon testing and mitigation are beneficial to your home and family.
Benefits of Radon Testing and Mitigation
An active Radon system in the home offers major advantages, such as:
- Improving the indoor air quality
- Reducing the moisture content in the air before it enters the home
- Aids in inhibiting moisture that otherwise accumulates in slab or basement floors
- Improves control of the differential pressure between the soil and the interior of the building
- Makes indoor humidifiers redundant
- Runs quietly on “automatic” requiring no maintenance
- Costs mere pennies to operate while the health benefit is priceless
Teton Radon Services are uniquely qualified as the only licensed radon specialists in Idaho Falls, Idaho. We offer two methods of testing whether you are planning to buy or sell a home or are looking to have an active Radon system installed.
We design and build systems customized to suit your specific needs. We offer packages based upon your preferences and paint pipes and covers to match existing aesthetics. You have your choice of interior or exterior systems that either prevent Radon from entering the home or reduce Radon levels that have already entered it.
In the Rocky Mountain Region, you are served by an NRPP Certified Technician who has over 15 years of experience. If you are in Idaho, Wyoming or Montana, give us a call today for a free consultation and quote and we will answer all questions and concerns you may have.