Radon Testing & Mitigation

  • Keep Your Family Safe from a Dangerous Gas
  • Quick Turnaround on Radon Testing
  • Remediation Options Available


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    Healthy Homes Restoration tackles the invisible menace of radon by performing extensive testing and remediation. Our years of experience in mold and indoor air quality give us the depth of knowledge needed to ensure your home is safe from radon. You can expect the same care for your health and adherence to strict standards that we uphold in all aspects of our business.

    We conduct radon testing with a quick turnaround time that will give you the certainty you need to make the right call for your health. If you require mitigation, we can conduct standard 2-year check-back tests to make sure the remediation measures are still keeping you safe.

    Radon is an invisible, tasteless, odorless, and radioactive gas that is responsible for over 25,000 lung cancer deaths per year. It occurs naturally in Alabama. Soil, rocks, and water naturally contain uranium which radioactively decays and is released into the air we breathe as radon gas. This radioactive decay releases radon gas particles, which travel upwards through the soil into the air we breathe.

    The Dangers of Radon

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    Radon is more common in some parts of the country than in others, and the danger varies even more than that – sometimes even house to house. The upshot is that if you have radon, it will travel through cracks or holes in your foundation, or your business’s basement. If you breathe that radon in, over time there’s a real risk of lung cancer. That risk is severely elevated if you’re a smoker, but even non-smokers should worry about radon exposure. Just like with anything radioactive, radon is bad news for the biological processes that keep a human alive.
    But here’s the problem: how do you know if you have a radon problem in your home? You can’t smell it, taste it, or see it, so how do you know it’s there?

    Maybe you think you shouldn’t be worried about radon because your neighbor doesn’t have a radon problem. Not so! Radon is a tricky beast, and two houses next door to one another may have vastly different levels of radon.

    The only real way to know if you have radon is to get your house tested properly by a professional. And here at Healthy Homes Restoration, we can give you the peace of mind you need – whether you have radon or not. Here’s what you can expect from our testing process, and if you have radon, what we can do to mitigate the problem and make your home safer.

    – Why Healthy Homes Restoration? –

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    Roy Ponder and his team are very professional and knowledgeable. Had mold under my crawlspace… They explained each step and answered all questions. Call them with any of your issues you won’t regret the call.

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    When Should I Test for Radon?

    You should test right now. The Environmental Protection Agency has stated clearly that every home in the country needs to be tested for radon. Again, if your neighbor’s house doesn’t have radon, that doesn’t mean that your house doesn’t have radon.

    You should also test every two years after any mitigation measures are implemented, and any time there’s a change in the building, like a remodel or a replacement of a central air conditioning system.

    Fast, Accurate Radon Testing

    Because radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, we have to use special equipment to test for it. There are a number of different options for testing, but we recommend one of two systems. The first is a 48-hour minimum test. We will deploy a special charcoal canister into your home, and then we’ll retrieve it in 48 hours. The substances in that canister will register the radon level, and we’ll be able to determine whether and how much radon you have, and make a plan from there.

    When you’re selling or buying a home, you or your buyer might want to have the home tested for radon. It’s always a good idea to check, and knowing what you’re up against can help you negotiate the best mitigation measures for your real estate deal. For real estate transactions we recommend what’s called a CRM (continuous radon monitor) that will give you an hourly radon reading over a period of time. This CRM test will give you exactly the information you need, detailed and informative, to let you know what your radon risk level is.

    “The fact is that any radon in the air is a risk to human health; the key thing is to minimize that risk. 4 pCi/liter is the highest acceptable level of radon to reach those goals.”

    What’s An Acceptable Radon Level?

    Radon concentration is measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L). A picocurie is the measure of the radioactive decay of radon. In technical terms, one pCi is one-trillionth of a Curie. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s safe to have radon levels up to 4 pCi per liter of air. Any higher than this level, and you need mitigation. The EPA set this standard in 1986 for a number of reasons, but the most important reason is that mitigation of radon to 4 pCi per liter is the best and most achievable measure for human safety and the reduction of lung cancer deaths.

    If you have a radon level above 4 pCi/L, then you need to look into radon mitigation measures. After all, you don’t want to mess with radiation. You might think that being exposed to radiation might give you superpowers – but no, radiation is much more likely to give you cancer, and radon is radioactive.

    Thorough and Complete Radon Mitigation

    You’re probably wondering – how much is this going to cost me? The answer is: Likely not as much as not mitigating will cost you, especially if you have high levels of radon in your home. Yes, radon is invisible, colorless, tasteless, odorless, but it can still cause lung cancer, and we’re sure you’ll agree that no amount of money is too much to prevent that kind of suffering.

    Still, you shouldn’t have to spend an arm and a leg mitigating your radon problem. At Biosweep of Alabama, we will work with you to determine your risk, your budget, and your household needs, and we’ll come up with a plan to mitigate the radon in your home and give you the peace of mind you need. There are a lot of options for mitigation. A common mitigation tactic is to install a fan that pulls the radon from below your slab or crawlspace before it gets into your home. The key is to get your radon exposure down to that 4 pCi/l level or below it, so that your risk of lung cancer from radon exposure is vastly reduced.

    Why Healthy Homes Restoration?

    Healthy Homes Restoration has established a stellar reputation in mold remediation – another hazard to human health – and our company’s expansion into radon testing and mitigation is being handled with the same level of care and professionalism that our customers expect from us.

    Contact us today for a consultation on your radon risk. We look forward to helping you get the peace of mind of knowing you’re safe from the dangers of this radioactive gas.