“Radon Mitigation In Rapid City, SD & Black Hills Areas”
West River Radon Mitigation:
Radon Testing and Radon Mitigation Systems in the Black Hills are recommended in homes with RADON readings above 4.0. We also recommend that all homes in the Black Hills should be tested for RADON.
Many areas have high levels of RADON and are the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. West River Radon Mitigation can reduce the levels in a home or place of business with a professionally installed radon mitigation system. Call: 605-209-6766.
Radon and radon progeny testing as well as inspecting the home for entry points falls outside the scope of a home inspection. It is a specialized service, None of the five senses can detect the presence of radon. It can only be detected through tests, which look for and measure the alpha or gamma radiation of a specific energy level. The testing protocol must be followed and a report should be delivered to the client outlining and summarizing the findings. The average radon level of indoor air in a typical home is around 1.3pCi/L. The average outdoor level is 0.4pCi/L after dilution. The EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L or higher is needed for MITIGATION work done to a home. In the atmosphere, radon is practically harmless.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, rendering it invisible. It is produced as a result of the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Uranium is common in the environment and some amount can be found in each of the 50 states. All rocks contain uranium, although most contain just a small amount. Certain types of rock, including granite, dark shale, light-colored volcanic rocks, sedimentary rocks containing phosphate, and metamorphic rocks derived from these rocks, have higher than average uranium content. seep into your home through basements and crawl spaces. This is when this harmless gas becomes a killer. It enters from under the home. Over time, radon slowly works its way up and throughout your home. You won’t realize it because the gas being odorless and invisible. The only sure way to detect its presence is to have radon testing performed.
Radon can be found in each of the 50 states, here is a map of the United States and the EPA Radon Zones. South Dakota and Wyoming counties have the highest potential for high levels of radon and should be tested. The only way to know for sure is testing. Any home can be mitigated to reduce the levels below the EPA average of 4.0.
MORE INFORMATION ON RADON
Many people are unaware of the danger of household radon exposure. Every year, radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 1 of 15 homes in the United States (as many as 1 of 3 homes in some states) about 7 million homes have high radon levels and should be mitigated. Give West River Radon a call today to get your home tested and mitigated if needed. Not everyone that comes into contact with radon will get cancer. It is better to be safe than sorry, have your home tested TODAY!
When performing radon testing, you want the results to be 100% percent accurate.
After all, it is your family’s health you are protecting. West River Radon Mitigation is the areas leading mitigation provider.
Short term testing is performed by Black Hills Professional Home Inspections with state of the art testing equipment.
They can provide you with testing results within 3 days after setting up the equipment, if not sooner.
Radon exposure is thought to cause more deaths each year than other household dangers like poisoning, falls, fires, and drowning.
Lung cancer caused by radon costs about $2 billion in medical expenses and lost productivity each year.”
This picture shows you the entry points for radon gas entering a home.
Radon can enter your home or place of business in several ways. If your home has been found to have high or elevated radon levels what do you do now? You will want to have a radon mitigation system installed as soon as possible. A RADON mitigation system uses a fan and pipes to send the radon out of your home and back into the atmosphere where it belongs, not in your home. As stated before, radon is harmless in the atmosphere, it only becomes deadly when it gets trapped inside or enclosed in homes or buildings. Winter months can increase the radon level due to the home being closed up.
West River Radon has trained professionals who know every aspect of installing radon reduction systems. We can have your system installed normally within a day and have your family on the way to healthy living again without the worry of this deadly naturally occurring gas affecting you or a family member’s health. Give us a call today at 605-209-6766
Radon is everywhere in the Rapid City area and all over the Black Hills.
Homebuyers need to be aware of this cancer-causing gas that is naturally released from the earth into homes all across the USA and in all 50 states and around the world. Have your home tested, your life could depend on it!
Don’t chance your family’s health and your own over the cost of testing. Give us a call today to get your home on the way to a healthy condition. After your radon reduction system is installed, the Environmental Protection Agency suggests having it checked every two years.
You want to keep it working properly so it will continue keeping your family safe. Some of the things that can happen to the system over time are Fan failure, Foundation changes, and cracks in the slab floor or the ground.
All dirt floors in basements should be covered and sealed with a quality moisture barrier covering. West River Radon also performs crawl space sealing with a quality moisture barrier membrane. Not only will this membrane seal the dirt floor and help keep radon levels down, but it will also help keep musty smells from entering the home. When constructing a new home this membrane should be installed under the concrete slab to prevent radon from entering the home.
Radon prevention can be achieved by having it installed while building a new home or commercial structure. This procedure is a much lower cost than having the home mitigated later on down the road. West River Radon Mitigation can work with your contractor to help protect you from radon entering any structure.
West River Radon Mitigation,
Rapid City’s Mitigation specialists.