Radon is A Real Problem

Radon is A Real Problem

 

Radon causes an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the US every year.  Radon risk estimates are based on extensive epidemiological studies, and there is convincing evidence about its link to lung cancer.

  • According to Dr. R.l William Field, U.S. radon expert (University of Iowa), radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer death in North America.
  • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after active smoking and the leading cause among non-smokers.

1.      Smoking has a synergistic effect on radon-related lung cancer.
2.      Radon reduction is the only way to protect  non-smokers from radon-related lung cancer.

  • An estimated 88% of Americans do not know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to survey data.

Many radon-induced lung cancer deaths are preventable.

  • Testing for radon and radon mitigations are techniques used in preventing radon-induced lung cancer.
  • There are also techniques on how to build new construction with radon resistant systems.

Many low and middle-income Americans either cannot or will not pay for radon mitigation.

  • Without financial assistance, many low income Americans do not have the financial resources to mitigate high radon levels
  • Without economic incentives, many middle income Americans are not yet convinced of the value of mitigating high radon levels.

Because of the recent housing booms, today there are more homes in the US with high radon levels than ever before.

Did You Know?

Radon Mitigation Solutions

Radon Mitigation Interior

Radon Mitigation Exterior

 

Radon Mitigation is simply removing the radon from your home or office. This can be achieved through many different ways. For homes on a basement or sub-slab the most reliable being a sub-slab depressurization system. If your home is on a crawl space then you would want a sub-membrane depressurization system. Below you will find a small guide to how Iowa Radon Testing and Mitigation Services goes about installing a Radon Mitigation System.

 

Should You Mitigate?

 

The EPA recommends that everyone should mitigate if the results of the test are 4.0pCi/l or more. So what does 4.0pCi/l mean. Well lets put it in everyday terms. According to Radon Awareness "If you live in a home for 1 year that has exactly 4.0 pCi/L then your radiation exposure is the same as 200 chest x-rays per year."

 

What We Inspect

 

We inspect every home as if it were are own. We take the time to carefully inspect all possible aspects of Radon exposure in your home.    

    * Foundation and support structure
    * Fireplaces
    * Roof systems
    * Basement seepage
    * Safety controls
    * Water heater
    * Ventilation
    * Electrical capacity & components
    * Structural integrity
    * Steps and stairs
    * Heating system  (A licensed HVAC  
       technician will inspect your heating and
       cooling system.)
    * Central Air Conditioning system
    * Walks and driveways
    * Built-in appliances
    * Plumbing system & fixtures
    * Garages, Carports, Workshops or other
       external buildings
    * Surface drainage
    * Windows & doors
    * Insulation
    * Gutters & downspouts
    * Decks
    * Sump pumps
    * Wood destroying insects
    * Visible gas lines

Contact Us today to set up an appointment and receive a discount when ordered online.

Iowa Radon Mitigation & Testing Systems LLC

Robert Sisneros

Cell Phone:     319.573.6636

Office Phone:  319.227.4015

Fax:                 319.227.6069

Email:              

Email: