Kane County, IL Radon Mitigation

Radon gas is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. Through the soil, it enters homes, schools and other buildings where people live, work and gather in Kane County.

Radon’s alpha radiation is the same as that emitted by other sources such as plutonium. A home or business with radon levels of 4 pCi/L exposes its occupants to about 35 times the amount of radiation the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would allow for someone standing near the fence of a radioactive waste site.

You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it can be found almost anywhere. It is by far the greatest source of radiation exposure among the U.S. general public.

Radon can create health risks if not detected and treated correctly. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the top cause among non-smokers. The EPA also identifies Illinois as a region with higher average indoor radon levels.

Unlike other home pollutants such as carbon monoxide, radon’s effect on a person’s health is usually delayed. You may be exposed to radon for months or years without being aware.

Accurate testing is the only way to find out if you are vulnerable to dangerous levels of radon. Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation specializes in quick, easy and inexpensive radon mitigation for Kane County.

Kane County, IL Radon

A Short Review

Radon was first observed as a gaseous, highly radioactive element by English physicist Ernest Rutherford in 1899. The discovery was also credited in 1900 to German physicist Frederich Dorn, who called it radium emanation. In particular, Rutherford noted radon’s alpha radiation and Dorn detected that radium was releasing a gas. The gas later became known by its current name in 1923.

American construction worker Stanley Watras made the issue much more public in 1984. At the time, Watras worked at a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. He began triggering radiation monitors when leaving work even though the plant did not yet store radioactive materials. Upon inspection, the cause was identified as radon and radon progeny clinging to his clothes and skin.

He pushed for radiation-contamination testing of his home. High levels of radon gas were discovered. His case spurred a regional testing program. The EPA followed with its own awareness campaigns and soon after passed the Indoor Air Quality Research Act in 1986. States started developing radon programs as well.

If you would like to learn more about the risks and treatment of radon in Kane County, please call us at (630) 499-1492.

Kane County, IL Radon Problems

A fully licensed radon mitigation contractor, Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation tests for and solves radon problems in Kane County. We contribute to your safety and health by correctly installing a radon mitigation system for preventing radon entry and reducing indoor concentrations. Our solutions for Kane County radon problems improve indoor-air quality as well.

Interpreting what we learn from our special equipment, we can determine where radon might be entering and how you can lower potentially harmful amounts of the gas. Efficient and non-invasive, our procedures also include post-mitigation testing to ensure your system continues to protect you.

The average indoor level of radon in the U.S. is 1.3pCi/L. The average outdoor level is 0.4pCi/L. Trinity radon mitigation systems are guaranteed to reduce your home’s or business’s average radon concentration level to less than the EPA and Illinois action level of 4.0 pCi/L.

Call us at (630) 499-1492 today for more details about how we can assist you with a radon problem in Kane County.

*Sources for more radon information:: University of Illinois, IEMA