What is Radon?
Radon is a gaseous radioactive element that kills more the 21,000 people annually. Because it is colorless, odorless and tasteless, the only way to be sure how much radon can be found in your home is through professional radon testing.
There are many health concerns with radon
- Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer
- Radon is a class A carcinogen
- Radon levels can rise and fall undetected
You can rest assured knowing with a quick and effective radon test, you can have peace of mind knowing whether or not your home has unhealthy levels of radon.
3R’s Construction is here to provide professional radon testing and mitigation services in your home or business, restoring your personal air quality to a safe level.
Is Your Home at Risk?
According to The EPA and The US Surgeon General’s Office, all homes should be tested for radon.
Because it is not known to cause asthma or any other type of reactive respiratory distress, it can be impossible to detect without radon testing, as there are no warning signs.
Factors that may alter the radon levels in your home:
- Recent remodel
- Changes to your heating, air condition or other ventilation system
- Movement in the sub-surface water table
- Erosion of the soils around your home or neighborhood
- Heating and cooling your home
- Opening and closing doors and windows
How Radon Gets into Your Home:
Any home—new, old, remodeled, with or without a basement—can have radon.
Radon gets into the air you breathe from the natural, radioactive breakdown of uranium and can be found in nearly all soil, rocks and water.
Radon can get into your home through:
- The water supply
- Cracks in floors and walls
- Construction joints
- Gaps in suspended floors
- Gaps around service pipes
- Cavities inside walls
Radon is a noble gas that can pass through almost any substance known to man. Once in your home, radon will collect and build up. These radioactive particles lodge in our lungs and remain there permanently emitting radioactivity to the surrounding tissue.
About our Radon Mitigation in Salem, OR
At 3R’s Construction, radon mitigation is one of our specialties.
With over three decades of experience, let us help you rest assured your home is safe for you, your family, and pets.
As state-licensed contractors with updated national radon mitigation education, we efficiently test for and measure the level of radon your home.
3R’s Construction consistently provides our clients with:
- Prompt response
- Quick turnaround of test results
- Competitive rates
- Detailed report explaining the radon testing, findings and recommendations
Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. And, new techniques are available to depressurize the soil, helping to resolve radon issues in homes with a crawlspace.
With a strict adherence to EPA protocols, 3R’s Construction closely monitors all of our mitigation projects from start to finish.
Free Radon Consultation and Price Quotes
If you have not recently had your home tested for radon, give our courteous and professional staff a call. We will meet with you and provide a radon testing price quote.
After performing radon testing and mitigation if needed, we guarantee you will be able to rest assured knowing your home’s radon levels will be below the EPA Action Level.
Ensuring your home is a safe, healthy environment is our utmost priority.