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Radon Gas & Cigarettes: Kissing Cousins

Radon Gas & Cigarettes have a lot more in common than people think.  “I don’t smoke, I don’t have to worry about lung cancer.” It’s a phrase we hear all too often.  The truth is, cigarettes aren’t the only way to get lung cancer. In the United States, the leading cause of lung cancer in… Read More

Illinois Radon Laws Part 2

Illinois Radon Laws Continued We are continuing our look at Illinois Radon Laws. In our last post, we talked about how Illinois Radon Laws protect sellers, buyers & renters. This week we are looking at how our radon laws protect children & new construction dwellings. Illinois Radon Law #3 As of January 1, 2013, Illinois mandated… Read More

5 Important Illinois Radon Questions

Unsurprisingly, we often field questions about radon. Beyond the typical “what is radon” (psst – the answer is that it is a radioactive colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can cause cancer), we’ve put together a list of the 5 most common Illinois radon questions we hear. 1)   Is Radon really a problem in Illinois? Yes!… Read More

National Radon Action Plan

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency has partnered with 10 other organizations (spearheaded by the American Lung Association) to create a  National Radon Action Plan. Their goal is to reduce the radon risk in over 5 million homes, and saving 3,200 lives annually by 2020. Their plan outlines the framework for this to… Read More

Radon Mitigation Professional

At Trinity, we require our Radon Mitigation Professionals to take continuing education courses. This helps to keep them sharp, up-to-date on best practices & able to provide the best service to our customers.  Each year, our Radon Mitigation Professionals have to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours toward their radon continuing education. These continuing… 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

Safe vs. Acceptable Level of Radon Exposure

We often get asked what is a safe and acceptable level of radon gas? The fact of the matter is that this is really two separate questions. The first being “what is a safe level?” and the second being “what is an acceptable level?” Answering the first question first is easiest. Simply put, a safe… Read More

Radon Reduction Methods in New Construction

Many people do not know that radon reduction methods can be planned for and even installed during new home construction. The best part about these radon reduction methods is that installation costs are generally much lower during construction compared to having to install a system afterwards. Careful planning allows a variety of strategies to be… Read More

Radon Mitigation Fan Basics

Radon Mitigation Fans: Radon mitigation fans move less air than many bathroom fans (typically less than 60 CFM). Continuous operation is required yet inexpensive (similar to a 40-80 watt light bulb). Fans are designed to allow rain and all other water to pass through to the soil. Rain caps on pipe are not recommended. Choices:… Read More

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