NYS Approved Radon Mitigator, NRSB Certified
IMPORTANT !!! DO YOU KNOW??????
* Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer
* The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends radon Mitigation with readings over 4.0 pCi/L
Radon and Real Estate In Upstate New York – Central NY
In Madison and Oneida Counties there are high levels of radon in Oneida, Sherrill, Chittenango, Cazenovia, Canastota, Earlville, Hamilton, Morrisville, Rome and others. In Onondaga County high levels are found in Baldwinsville, Camillus, E Syracuse, Elbridge, Fayetteville, Jamesville, Lafayette, Manlius, Marcellus, Syracuse, Tully and others. Fayetteville and Manlius have some of the highest levels of radon in the area. Syracuse and Oneida have moderate levels. Clean Environment Solutions, LLC services all the above mentioned areas.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil and rock and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
Why do you need to test for Radon?
When you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. You cannot predict radon levels based on state, local, and neighborhood radon measurements. Do not rely on radon test results taken in other homes in the neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes, which are next to each other, can have different radon levels. Testing is the only way to find out what your home’s radon level is. Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time.
How Does Radon Get Into Your Home?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems. In a small number of homes, the building materials can give off radon, too. However, building materials rarely cause radon problems by themselves.
RADON GETS IN THROUGH:
1. Cracks in solid floors
2. Construction joints
3. Cracks in walls
4. Gaps in suspended floors
5. Gaps around service pipes
6. Cavities inside walls
7. The water supply
When selling a home in New York State, it is recommended that a test for the presence of Radon Gas be done. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. The presence of this gas in your home can be dangerous to your family’s health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America.
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium found in almost all soil, rock and water and gets into the air that you breathe. Radon moves up through the ground and enters your home through cracks and other openings in your foundation. Your home traps the gas inside and it builds up. Any home can be affected by radon gas, it does not matter if it is old or new, well sealed or drafty, or with a basement or without. Any home has the potential for a radon problem.
How to Lower the Radon Level in Your Home
Since there is no known safe level of radon, there can always be some risk. But lowering the radon level in your home can reduce the risk. There are several proven methods to reduce radon in your home, but the one primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside. This system, known as a soil suction radon reduction system, does not require major changes to your home. Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces. Radon contractors can use other methods that may also work in your home. The right system depends on the design of your home and other factors. “Clean Environment Solutions, LLC will design a Radon Mitigation system specifically for your home and guarantee it’s results!”
What does is cost? The cost of reducing radon in your home depends on how your home was built and the extent of the radon problem. Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as other common home repairs. The cost for mitigating the radon can range from about $1,100.00 to about $2,500. The cost is much less if a passive system was installed during construction.
A Little About The Owner of Clean Environment Solutions, LLC
Ed Smith has 39 years of construction related experience. He is a member of the National Radon Safety Board and an Approved Radon Mitigator for the New York State Department of Health. Ed prides himself on total customer satisfaction. Ed will oversee every detail of your relationship with Clean Environment Solutions, LLC including a quick response for a free estimate to the final details of a professional installation. Ed continues to stay on top of radon mitigation industry changes through continuing education and associations with the most reputable suppliers of radon equipment and technology.
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