Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer outside of smoking cigarettes.
What is radon gas?
It is formed from uranium breaking down in the soil, rocks, and water. The gas makes its way inside homes and commercial buildings through cracks in the floors and walls as well as broken pipes.Because you can’t see, smell or touch radon gas, this silent killer is responsible for an estimated 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. The people most at risk unknowingly breathe in radon particles and drink water contaminated with radon. Of course, any smoker who is exposed to radon gas has an increased chance of developing lung cancer.
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), 1 out of 15 homes in the U.S. is exposed to high levels of radon. The results change drastically to 1 out of 3 homes in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
The only way to truly know if dangerous levels of radon are in your home is to have your home tested by a professional. You can use either a short-term test kit that lasts 4 days or the long-term one that can be used for a year.Radon levels are measured on a scale of picocuries per liter (pCi/L), with 1.0 being the lowest and 5.0 pCi/L being the extreme.
The EPA advises reducing radon levels if the frequent exposure yields 4.0 pCi/L.The EPA’s recommended way to reduce radon gas is through radon testing and mitigation with a certified contractor with the required technical skills.
Radon gas in Pocatello
Pocatello also has a prevalent radon problem. Pocatello is the fifth-largest city in the state of Idaho. It is the home of Idaho State University and has a population close to 56,000.Teton Radon is the only Pocatello ID radon mitigation and testing service with certified specialists.
Teton Radon Services provides radon testing and installs mitigation systems in Pocatello and the surrounding areas.We use next-level technology such as our CRM (Continuous Radon Monitor) to precisely measure radon levels in your home. Our tests meet the standards set by the EPA and the state of Idaho. Apart from homes, we also provide radon test services for large commercial buildings.
Crawl space encapsulation
Crawl Space Encapsulation blocks out radon gas from entering your home with the help of a durable 6 or 10 mil cross-linked vapor barrier.Our radon mitigation systems are custom built to your residential or commercial needs. We also offer the option to paint our mitigation systems so that they do not look out of place and blend in well with your home or business.
Gary is an NRPP Certified Technician with over 15 years of experience building and installing a radon mitigation system in homes. For quality assurance on our radon mitigation, we will conduct an additional radon test to check that our systems have dropped the high levels of radon in your home or business.In addition to Pocatello, we also offer radon testing and mitigation services throughout eastern Idaho.
If you are in need of Radon Mitigation System give us a call and we will answer any questions or concerns you may have at no charge.
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