Radon Mitigation Sheridan, IL
Radon is a radioactive gas and a Type A carcinogen that can cause lung cancer. It is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. By passing through soil, it enters buildings and structures where people live, work and gather.
You can’t see, taste or smell radon, and unlike home pollutants such as carbon monoxide, its adverse effects on health are often delayed. A person can be exposed to radon for years without being aware.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and the number-one cause among non-smokers. Heightened levels of radon can be detected in each U.S. state and every Illinois county.
Managing radon gas in occupied and inhabited spaces is vital to public and personal health. Professionals trained in radon mitigation can ensure you do it correctly.
Radon Mitigation Professionals Serving Sheridan, IL
Where other home pollutants such as carbon monoxide can act quickly, 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 swift, simple and cost-effective radon testing and reduction.
Radon: A Background
What we now know as radon gas was discovered in 1900. However, it wasn’t until 1984 that the greater public became aware of it. While working at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant, American construction worker Stanley Watras began triggering radiation monitors even though the plant didn’t yet store nuclear materials. Investigation determined the cause to be radon and radon progeny clinging to his clothes and skin.
With this knowledge, Watras urged that his home likewise be tested for radiation contamination. The results revealed high levels of radon gas. His case prompted testing throughout his region. The EPA followed with more awareness campaigns and ultimately passed the Indoor Air Quality Research Act in 1986. States continued creating their own radon programs thereafter.
Radon Mitigation System for Sheridan, IL
At Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation, our experts use specialized equipment to detect where radon is entering and then advise you on the best way to reduce concentrations. As a fully licensed radon mitigation contractor, we make sure your system is installed correctly and performing as intended while improving your indoor-air quality.
Our procedure is non-invasive and efficient. Our systems also are guaranteed to reduce your average radon concentration level below the Illinois action level of 4.0 pCi/L.
We have been providing quick and inexpensive radon detection and treatment for the Sheridan region for more than 20 years. Ensure you and those around you aren’t at risk – contact us at (630) 499-1492 today to discuss our radon mitigation for Sheridan, IL.