Radon Mitigation Ottawa, IL
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. Elevated levels of radon are found in every U.S. state and every Illinois county. It is by far the greatest source of radiation exposure among the general public.
You can’t see, taste or smell radon, but it can create health risks if not detected and treated correctly. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the top cause among non-smokers.
Radon Mitigation for Ottawa, IL
Unlike other home pollutants such as carbon monoxide, radon’s effect on a person’s health is usually delayed. You and your family in Ottawa may be exposed to radon for years without even knowing it.
Accurate testing is the only way to find out if you’re at risk. Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation specializes in quick, easy and inexpensive radon testing and reduction.
Radon: A Brief History
Radon was discovered in 1900 by German physicist Frederich Dorn, who called it radium emanation. The gas later became known by its current name in 1923.
American construction worker Stanley Watras brought the issue of radon to the public’s attention in 1984 while working at a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Although the plant did not yet store nuclear materials, Watras began triggering radiation monitors when leaving work. The cause was determined to be radon and radon progeny clinging to his clothes and skin.
At Watras’s urging, his home was tested for radiation contamination, and high levels of radon gas were discovered. His case prompted a regional testing program. The EPA soon followed with its own awareness campaigns and in 1986 passed the Indoor Air Quality Research Act. States responded by creating their own radon programs.
If you would like to learn more about the risks and treatment of radon gas, please call us at (630) 499-1492. You can also visit the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Division of Nuclear Safety website or call (800) 325-1245.
Radon Mitigation System for Ottawa, IL
Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation is a fully licensed radon mitigation contractor. The correct installation of a radon mitigation system will help stop radon entry and reduce indoor concentrations of the gas while improving your indoor air quality. With almost 20 years of service to your region, we provide swift and cost-effective radon detection and treatment for your home or business in Ottawa.
Using our special equipment, we can determine where radon might be entering and advise you on the best way to lower potentially harmful amounts. Our procedure is efficient and non-invasive. We also perform post-mitigation testing to ensure your system is achieving the intended results.
All Trinity radon mitigation systems are guaranteed to reduce your home’s or business’s average radon concentration level below the Illinois action level of 4.0 pCi/L.
We have the skill and resources to professionally remove the dangers of radon gas and its decay products. Call (630) 499-1492 to discuss our radon mitigation for Ottawa, IL.