Understanding Radon Gas
Radon gas is formed when uranium breaks down in the soil, water, and rocks. The gas can easily find its way into your home, office building or business. Unfortunately, radon gas can’t be seen, touched or smelled – making it a silent killer.
It is estimated that radon gas kills between 15,000 to 22,000 people annually through lung cancer. Most people who die from radon gas unknowingly drink contaminated water and breathe radon air particles.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 1 out of 15 homes in the United States are exposed to high amounts of radon gas. That’s why it’s important to get your home tested.
Radon Gas Testing
Considering the fact that radon gas cannot be detected through natural senses, the only way to keep your home safe is by professional testing. Teton Radon Services is here to help. We serve Blackfoot ID and all of Bingham County. We not only test for radon but are able to install systems to eliminate high levels of radon gas from your home.
Radon levels are determined or measured by picocuries per liter (pCi/L) with 1.0 being the lowest and 5.0 pCi/L being the highest. You can choose to use either a short-term kit that takes about four days or a long-term kit that will measure levels of radon for a whole year.
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends regular testing and reduction of radon gas if a home or building has levels above 4.0Pc/L. The best way to reduce radon gas according to EPA is by testing and mitigation from a certified contractor.
It’s your responsibility as a homeowner to ensure that your family is protected against this silent killer. The best way to do that is to hire a qualified professional radon gas testing company.
Radon Gas in Blackfoot, ID
Widely known for potato farming and hosting the Eastern Idaho State Fair, Blackfoot is a wonderful place to raise a family. Unfortunately, for the 12,000 residents of Blackfoot, it is in an area of Idaho that’s prevalent for radon gas. If you live in Blackfoot, don’t panic. Teton Radon Services is here to help keep you and your family safe.
We only use cutting-edge technology and equipment that can accurately measure the levels of radon gas within your home.
If test results show that there are dangerous levels of radon gas in your home, we design and build custom-made mitigation systems that are perfect for your home. We provide both exterior and interior aesthetic packages as well.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
This is a technique that prevents gas from entering into your home by the use of a 6 or 10 mil cross-linked vapor barrier. The vapor barrier works by trapping radon gas in the crawl space of your home. The trapped gas is then evacuated outside of your home using a perforated pipe and specialized fan. Thus, preventing it from entering your home.
In general, radon gas poses a great health risk to most families in the United States. The fact that it is an invisible and odorless gas makes it even harder to deal with. The only best option is to ensure that your home is regularly tested and mitigated by a certified company.
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