ResCom Radon Solutions

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The Radon Solution
  



Radon is a stealthy health hazard because there can be very high levels in a home or building and no one would ever know unless a radon test has been conducted.  Unhealthy levels of radon are frequently found in homes - 40 to 50% in the KC Metro area and residents are unaware of the danger they are living with.

Fortunately, if there is a radon problem in a home, school, or business, there is a solution!  
Radon reduction systems (mitigation) work!  Radon reduction systems can lower levels up to 95% and well below the recommended EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L.  The cost varies depending on the size and design of a home or building.

Watch this brief video by Tom Manz explaining radon testing:



Testing is the only way to know if there is a dangerous level of radon in a home or building.  In the Kansas City metro area, unhealthy levels of radon is found in 1 in every 3-4 homes.  The EPA, Surgeon General, American Lung Association and the American Medical Association all recommend that every home be tested for radon.

 
Radon testing is easy and inexpensive.

 
A radon test device is placed in the lowest level of your home which, over a 3-5 day period, will give us an accurate, average radon level reading.  All short-term radon tests require closed-house conditions except for normal entering and exiting.

 
The 48-hour Continuous Radon Monitor test is frequently used in real estate sale inspections.  An official test report can be obtained the same day the test ends.

 
You can depend on ResCom Radon Solutions to accurately test your home, school, or work place for the presence of radon.

Contact us today to schedule a test!  We will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about radon issues.  816-804-1791  TManz@ResComKC.com

 

??Frequently Asked Questions??

 Is radon really a serious health risk?

Scientists are more certain about radon risks than risks from most other cancer-causing substances.  The statement from the US Surgeon General:

"Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques." January 2005

The CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control says, "Radon exposure is thought to cause more deaths each year than other household dangers like poisoning, falls, fires, and drowning." 

Radon exposure accounts for over 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year in the US - the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths behind smoking compared to second-hand smoke causing an estimated 3,000 deaths a year.


If my neighbor’s home has low radon, my home is safe,

too, right?

Wrong!  Radon levels vary widely from home to home depending on the geology around and beneath the home, and the home’s construction.  Also, the neighbor’s house may not have been tested properly.  High levels of radon are frequently found in homes in the Kansas City Metro area and can be quite random in results from house to house.

 Is it expensive to operate the system?

The system fan runs continually, yet typically uses as much electricity as a 60-100 watt light bulb.

 Are there other benefits to owning and operating an Active Radon Mitigation System?

 Studies have shown that overall indoor air quality can improve when a radon mitigation system is installed.  This is because pollutants and moisture (humidity) in the soil are captured before they have a chance to enter the home, and are then vented safely outside.

 I have a passive radon system in my home.  Do I still need to test for unhealthy levels of radon?

Yes!  Unfortunately, passive systems DO NOT guarantee safe radon levels so a test should be conducted.  However, having a passive system makes installation of an active system less expensive.  Every home should be tested for radon!

How often should a home be tested for radon?

The EPA recommends homes be tested for radon at least every two years as a home or building's foundation can experience changes that causes higher radon levels such as an increase in foundation cracks.

 

Contact us at 816-804-1791 to have your home tested for radon or
to receive a free estimate for radon mitigation.   



                                              Statistics from the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, and the Surgeon General.

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