Radon Mitigation Morris, IL

The earth’s soil includes naturally occurring uranium. Its radioactive decay chain produces a gas called radon. Through the soil, that gas enters homes, schools and other buildings where people live, work and gather.

Invisible, tasteless and odorless, radon can be found at high levels in every U.S. state and every Illinois county. Among the general public, it is by far the greatest source of radiation exposure. It can create health risks if not detected and treated correctly.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is our country’s second-leading cause of lung cancer and the top cause among those who don’t smoke.

Morris, IL Radon Mitigation

Where other home pollutants such as carbon monoxide can have a swift effect, radon’s impact on personal health is often delayed. A home or business in Morris might be exposed to radon for years without people being aware.

Finding out if you’re at risk requires accurate testing. At Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation, we specialize in quick, simple and cost-effective radon testing and reduction.

A Review of Radon

The gas we know as radon was discovered in 1900 by German physicist Frederich Dorn, who initially called it radium emanation. The name was changed to radon in 1923.

American construction worker Stanley Watras made the issue of radon public in 1984 while working at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant. Though the plant didn’t yet store nuclear materials, Watras had started setting off radiation monitors. Closer inspection identified the cause to be radon and radon progeny clinging to his clothes and skin.

Watras urged the testing of his home for radiation contamination. The results revealed high levels of radon gas, and his case incited wider testing throughout his region. The EPA followed with its own awareness campaigns and ultimately passed the Indoor Air Quality Research Act in 1986. States then created their own radon programs soon after.

Understanding and managing radon is important to public and personal health. For more information about radon, call Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation at (630) 499-1492. You can also visit the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Division of Nuclear Safety website or call (800) 325-1245.

Morris, IL Radon Mitigation System

A fully licensed radon mitigation contractor, Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation ensures the correct installation of a radon mitigation system to help stop radon entry, reduce indoor concentrations of radon gas and improve the quality of indoor air. We have been providing efficient radon detection and treatment for the Morris region for more than 20 years.

Our procedure is accurate and non-invasive. Using our special equipment, we can determine where radon might be entering and advise you on the best way to lower potentially harmful amounts. We perform post-mitigation testing as well to verify your system’s optimal operation.

Our radon mitigation systems are guaranteed to reduce the average radon concentration level in your home or business below the Illinois action level of 4.0 pCi/L.

Having the dangers of radon gas and its decay products professionally removed reinforces well-being and peace of mind. Call (630) 499-1492 to discuss our radon mitigation and systems for Morris, IL.

*Source for radon information: IEMA, University of Illinois