What is Radon?

 

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer — second only to cigarette smoke. Most soils contain uranium that, over time, decays to produce radium and polonium. Eventually, polonium is released with the radon, which creates a high toxicity level in the air and water that it infuses.

Perhaps some homeowners are thinking they could recognize high levels of radon in their home. Unfortunately, radon is completely undetectable with any human senses. We cannot smell, taste, see, touch, or hear radon. Thus, it easily goes unnoticed. When this happens, everyone in the home becomes susceptible to contracting lung cancer.

There are also very limited lung cancer symptoms. Even at that, they tend to lie dormant until becoming more severe. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer. According to the World Health Organization, radon causes 15 percent of the world’s lung cancer cases and kills 20,000 people each year. For those 20,000 people who have never smoked and have never been heavily surrounded by smokers, the lung cancer diagnosis is far from self-induced.

How Does Radon Mitigation Work? 

If you are concerned about this harmful gas being in your home or workplace and are unsure of what the process is like, Radon Control Services will explain every step. Find out the three types of systems we offer regarding your needs. 

  • Active Soil Depressurization System: 

We use this system to block a high level of radon gas. Then, we use a vacuum to vent the radon gas into the soil under the foundation. The pressure from active vents takes out the radon through a suction, which creates a safe radon level in your home. 

  • Drain-Tile Depressurization: 

This system develops a vacuum that pulls radon gas in the drain-tile of drainage. This process guarantees the communication between the radon mitigation and the soil in the drain-tile system. 

  • Sub-Slab Depressurization: 

For the gas to be sucked out, our team must create a hole that reaches the soil underneath and big enough for the gas collection chamber to be placed. To complete the process, we install Radon suction pipes and a vent fan.

Work with a Certified Company! 

Our specialists are professionally trained, licensed, and certified. They go through a professional vetting process. To ensure they have the credentials, skills, and qualifications necessary to perform their job. Our 20 years of experience in the industry guarantees excellence in every job we do.

The EPA has determined that levels higher than four pCi/L (picocuries per liter) are too high. Our systems work efficiently to lower it into a non-toxic level to be safe at every moment. 

 

Radon Mitigation Company in St. Louis, MO

We are a certified, licensed company that offers the best testing and mitigation services in St. Louis, MO. Our customer service is what sets us apart from the competition. We care about our people, not money. Our systems effectively lower the level of toxic radon, and you can rest assured that you and others are drinking water and breathing safely. 

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