Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by decaying uranium that can seep up through soil and into your home. Radon is also the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths behind smoking. What makes radon even more dangerous is that you can’t see, smell, or taste it. At Gold Seal Plumbing, we offer professional radon testing and remediation services to keep you and your family safe.
If you do have radon in your home, there are proven ways to fix the problem to prevent serious health issues. At Gold Seal Plumbing, we can recommend the most effective and affordable mitigation solution for your home – from sealing foundation cracks to installing a soil suction radon reduction system. The cost is determined by how your home was built and the extent of the radon problem.
People with high levels of radon in their homes don’t experience symptoms right away. It typically takes 5 to 25 years of exposure before negative health effects are noticeable. Early signs of lung cancer caused by radon poisoning include:
Testing for radon is a good idea when you’re buying a new house or want peace of mind in your current home. Our Journeymen plumbers are licensed to perform a short-term radon test. This involves placing a small testing device in your home for between 2 and 90 days. Don’t worry, the test won’t interfere with your everyday activities – you’ll barely know it’s there. The testing device is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. If the results are above 4.0 pCi/L, then radon should be mitigated, according to EPA standards.
A Gold Seal licensed Journeymen plumber can design and install a soil suction radon reduction system to the specifications of the home, including those with basements or crawl spaces. The system uses a vent pipe and fan to pull radon from underneath the structure, and then vent it up and away from the house. The good news is that a radon mitigation system usually does not require major changes to your home.