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Do you know if your home has radon RIGHT NOW?

You may have had a radon test when you purchased your home, but that only shows a 48 hour sampling of your home’s air quality. What if you have a radon mitigation system installed… can you prove it’s doing its job? Radon is the #1 cause of Lung Cancer amongst non-smokers. The World Health Organization… Continue Reading

Time Lapse of Radon Mitigation

You need to have radon mitigated at your house and you’re wondering what’s going to happen? Check out a time lapse we created on a system we installed in Normal, IL. We’re not quite that fast 😂 but we strive to be as efficient and clean as possible. Continue Reading

When It’s Raining, Check Your Viewport

When It’s Raining, Check Your Viewport

When spring rains have everyone worrying about water in their basements, we always talk about VIEWPORTS! A viewport is the tiny window built into the lid of a sump pump that allows for a completely sealed sump pit which is critical for radon mitigation  BUT it also allows you to still see when the water is… Continue Reading

“Radon in Our Homes” TEDx Talk

“Radon in Our Homes” TEDx Talk

Still not convinced that radon is dangerous? Take a few minutes to watch this TEDx Talk by globally renowned Canadian radiation researcher, Dr. Aaron Goodarzi. Radon IS life-threatening. It’s science. Continue Reading

Children, Pets, and Radon

Children, Pets, and Radon

Radon is a gas that seeps from the ground and is virtually undetectable. In fact, people often don’t even know they’ve been exposed to radon until they get a scary health report or are required to test their space because they are moving. But adults aren’t the only ones to be concerned about. Children and… Continue Reading

Schools Have Radon Too

Schools Have Radon Too

How many hours a day are you at work? How many hours a day are your kids at school? The real danger for people is when radon is inhaled over a long period of time. When radon decays, the molecules shoot off with enough force to damage the soft tissue of the lungs…leading to radon-induced lung… Continue Reading

A Sump Lid Matters

A Sump Lid Matters

In our business we are very concerned about sneaky spots in the basement that want to send radon anywhere but the mitigation pipe. That’s why we work so hard at sealing all those cracks and crevices. A mitigation system can only work properly when radon is funneled toward the fan and expelled through the pipe.… Continue Reading

Pitted Glass Gives Clues to Radon Exposure

Pitted Glass Gives Clues to Radon Exposure

Laboratories can measure the amount of radon in a home over time by looking at glass. When radon decays, the molecules shoot off with enough force to pit glass, leaving an indelible mark of their otherwise invisible presence. This video shows what this reaction looks like in a cloud chamber. Imagine that happening in your… Continue Reading

Active or Passive?

Active or Passive?

Active or Passive? That is the question. Radon mitigation systems have two major divisions, passive systems and active systems. The difference is a fan. Active systems are most often installed in existing homes. These include an exhaust fan that is specially designed to funnel radon outside of the home. Passive systems are most often installed… Continue Reading

Radon Loves Sump Pumps

Radon Loves Sump Pumps

Radon loves sump pumps. (O.K. Radon is a gas. We know that it can’t really love sump pumps…BUT sump pumps really can be a major entry point for radon gas when not properly sealed.) While there isn’t a plumbing reason to have a lid over a sump pump, a sealed lid like the one pictured… Continue Reading