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Radon Safety Information

Radon safety: You can’t see it, smell it or touch it. The #1 cause of lung cancer outside of smoking is a radioactive gas that everyone breathes in every day, usually at low levels, according to the National Cancer Institute. Radon gas is produced from a natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water…. Read More

Be Proactive About Radon

It is important to be proactive about Radon. Radon causes over 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. The EPA considers Kendall County, Kane County, DeKalb County & much of Northern Illinois to be a “high-risk radon zone, meaning that the average indoor radon screening levels are greater than 4.0 pCi/L. Being… Read More

Radon Mitigation Contract: Checklist

Before hiring any contractor, it’s a good idea to get a contract, but this is especially true when it comes to Radon Mitigation. A Radon Mitigation Contract will helps all parties to be in the know about the project. Ask the contractor to prepare a radon mitigation contract before any work starts. Read the contract… Read More

Radon Reduction Installation Standards

Below is a list of basic radon reduction installation standards that your contractor should meet when installing a radon reduction system inside of your home. It is important to verify with your contractor that the radon mitigation installation standards are properly met to ensure that your radon reduction system will be effective. You can also… Read More

The Cost of Radon Reduction Systems

Many things can affect the cost of a radon reduction system, causing it to vary according to the home’s design, size, foundation, construction materials and the local climate. Radon reduction systems average costs nationally are $1,200 with a range from $800 to $2500 common depending on house and market conditions. Fan warranties are typically 5… Read More

Choosing a Radon Specialist

In Illinois, both radon testers and radon mitigators are required to complete an approved training course and pass a written exam to become licensed. Since Illinois requires certification, make sure the company you hire has been properly trained and certified. Choose a radon specialist like you would a teacher, lawyer or doctor. You want the… Read More

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