Who Is At Risk For Radon Exposure?

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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas you can’t see, feel taste, or smell. It’s produced when uranium, thorium, and radium break down in soil, rock, and water. It’s then released into the air.  Radon gas leaves the soil and becomes part of the air and water.  It can be in the air around you … Read more

Is There Radon In My Granite Countertops?

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Natural granite’s beauty lies in its vast array of colors and patterns, created from the presence of elements and minerals in the rock.  Although granite countertops draw their beauty from the natural world, can they also contain naturally occurring radioactive elements? Elements, such as uranium and radium, break down over time and emit radon gas.  … Read more

5 Things To Do After a High Radon Test

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As you may have heard from us before, testing your home for radon is an extremely important action to take for your lung health. Radon being the second leading cause of lung cancer (second only to smoking) is something we should all be mindful of no matter where we reside. Once you have taken the … Read more

Why Do Radon Levels Fluctuate?

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Radon levels are constantly changing – hourly, daily, and seasonal fluctuations are all common. If you have tested multiple times and received back differing results, don’t be too alarmed – this is common! There are many different factors contributing to radon levels, but essentially, changes in the air pressure inside and outside your home affect … Read more

When Is The Best Time To Test For Radon?

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Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and invisible, and you are constantly surrounded by it, especially in your home. The gas is produced naturally from a breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. When the levels of radon gas get too high and infiltrate your home, it can be deadly. Unlike carbon monoxide, there is … Read more

Does Opening a Window Reduce Radon?

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We get asked a lot if simply opening windows in the home can lower the radon levels to a safe and livable level. The answer to this question is a bit complicated, because yes, in some cases the home’s levels can be lowered temporarily by opening windows, but not only is this not a sustainable … Read more

3 Reasons Why You Should Care About Radon

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If you are not familiar with the harmful effects of radon gas, you are not alone. In our experience, around half of the people that have called our company, or have met us at various trade shows, have not heard of radon or its harmful effects until they decided to sell their home. Radon testing … Read more

Can You Make Your Home Radon Resistant?

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Radon is a radioactive gas that forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium, all radioactive metals, break down in rocks, soil, and groundwater. People are typically exposed to radon when it gets in the air and comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind … Read more