The DuPage Radon Contractors Blog

5 Myths About Radon

February 21, 2018
Radon Facts and Myths

There’s so much information about radon swirling around these days; sometimes it’s difficult to separate radon facts from myths. There are a few people, even a couple scientists, who believe radon is not dangerous, and only affects certain areas in the United States. Jt is important to dispel the radon myths and get the facts…

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Is Radon a Problem in Commercial Buildings?

February 15, 2018
radon in commercial buildings

Most people think of radon gas as a problem associated with residential buildings. After all, your home is the place where you probably spend the most time and therefore the place you are most at risk for long-term radon exposure. However, you shouldn’t overlook the risk of radon in commercial buildings. Many employees spend eight…

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What Are the Effects of Radon Gas?

February 9, 2018
Effects of Radon Gas

You’ve likely heard about radon when purchasing or selling your home, but what do you know about the effects of radon gas? Radon is a common gas that causes harm to thousands of individuals in the United States and can be a danger to your family if not mitigated properly. High levels of radon can…

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What Is the National Radon Action Plan?

February 5, 2018
National Radon Action Plan

The National Radon Action Plan is a set of actionable items set forth by the collaborative efforts of eleven different organizations including the federal Environmental Protection Agency and is led by the American Lung Association. It is intended to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases from radon exposure and mitigate radon levels nationwide.…

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Selling a House With High Radon? Here’s What to Do

January 16, 2018
Selling a House with Radon

Selling your home can be a stressful process on its own, but selling a house with radon can add another layer of stress to the job. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your closing date. By choosing the right method and company for radon gas removal, your real estate experience doesn’t…

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What Does My Radon Level Mean? A Radon Test Results Guide

January 9, 2018
Reading radon test results

You may test for radon with a do-it-yourself test kit or hire a professional company to perform your radon test for you. In either case, available literature or explanations from professionals may be insufficient to help you in fully understanding radon test results and what they mean. We want you to make an informed decision…

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Are Radon Levels Higher in Winter or Summer?

January 4, 2018
Radon in Winter vs. Summer

If you’ve performed a radon test in your home, you may be wondering: does it matter when I test? Are radon levels higher in winter or summer? If you conducted a short-term radon test in the spring or summer and your home passed, you may want to think about conducting another test this winter. Radon…

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Can You Reduce Radon Without Mitigation?

December 27, 2017
Reduce Radon Without Mitigation

If you’ve had radon testing performed in your home or business, you may know you need to reduce radon levels for the safety of your family and co-workers. In order to reduce radon and keep it low, an active radon mitigation system will be necessary. While you may hope that it’s possible to reduce radon…

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Can You Vent Radon out of a Building?

December 19, 2017
Venting Radon

Yes, you can vent radon out of a building. A well-built active radon mitigation system will do the trick – it can push dangerous radon gas out of a building and safely away from breathable air. But there are a few less-than-effective ventilation methods for radon gas that exist, and we’ll tell you why they…

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How Common is Radon in Homes?

December 12, 2017
Radon in Home

Across the United States, several different states and Native American territories have elevated levels of radon that can be dangerous to your family. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 1 in 3 homes in seven states had high radon levels over 4 pCi/L, which is the action level for radon exposure. You can find…

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