Mold Testing, Environmental Phase 1 Site Assessments, Home Inspections
  
 Environmental, Mechanical, and Structural - Consultants, Educators, and Inspectors
Residential Inspections Commercial Inspections Indoor Air Quality Environmental Inspections Seminars Customer Testimonies Library
Mold Radon  Volatile Organic Compounds  Consulting  Litigation  Combustion Pollutants  Gas Leaks
Home
About Us
Contact Us
FAQ
Professional Qualifications
Products & Services
Privacy
Shipping & Delivery
Return Policy


BBB seal

 

Rick Bates
P.O.Box 4127
Elmira, NY 14904
607-734-7900


 

Indoor Air Quality "RADON Gas" 

Definition: Radon is a naturally occuring decay product of uranium-238 found in soils and rocks.


Why is Radon a concern for you as a property owner?

  • Radon gas could accumulate to dangerous levels, especially during the winter months when windows and doors are tightly shut

  • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer

  • Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers

  • A smoker who is also exposed to radon has a much higher risk of lung cancer

  •  Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year


Where is Radon Found?

  • Basement-cracks in foundation walls & floors or a uncovered sump pit 

  • Crawlspace-radon in earth in crawl space without a vapor barier

  • Slab-air ducts built into slab, a negitive pressure can pull radon and distribute through structure

  • Living Areas 2nd and 3rd floor


Unique Qualities of Radon

  • Radon is a odorless, colorless, tasteless and chemically nonreactive gas
     
  • Largest contributor to our daily exposure of radiation in the natural world is radon gas

What can be done about Radon?

Many homes have high radon levels.  New construction, older homes, basement, crawlspace, and slab type foundations can have a radon problem.  Some newer homes are being built with radon resistant materials, but it is still a good idea to have the home tested for radon.  It is easier to take steps to reduce radon while the home is still under construction.  A gas permeable layer, plastic sheeting, sealing & caulking, and installation of a vent pipe and junction boxes are all steps in building radon resistant homes.  If steps have not been taken in the building process to create a radon resistant structure, a radon mitigaton system may be needed to reduce high levels of radon.  The average cost of a radon mitigation system is about $1500. 

 You cannot see or smell radon, the only way to be sure your home has an acceptable level (4.0 pCi/L or lower) is to have your home tested. 

Area Radon Concentration Maps-provided by NYS Department of Health
Living Area Long-Term Estimates
Basement Area Short-Term Estimates

 Order Now Button Contact Us Button
 FAQ Button Professional Qualifications Button
 Return To Home Page Button About Us Button

 

 



Home About Us Privacy Contact Us SitemapFAQ
© 2012 RickBates.com