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Many factors can be considered when a customer is trying to establish the competitive advantage of using one company’s services over another. Price, of course is a major one, and customer service is another. When comparing radon testing and remediation companies, what factors do you look for? (more…)

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A qualified radon service provider understands the seriousness of radon gas and the threat of long-term exposure which can and often does lead to respiratory issues like lung cancer. Studies in the effects of radon gas on human health have led the US EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) and state health department to strongly recommend all that all home buyers, sellers, and residents undergo radon testing. While radon testing can be done with testing kits bought at a local hardware or similar store, experts recommend consulting with a qualified radon contractor who can provide mitigation if necessary. (more…)

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Pennsylvania's Montgomery and Chester counties are wonderful places to start and raise families. These areas are renowned for having superior school systems, outstanding parks and recreation opportunities, and safe neighborhoods with low crime statistics. However, sometimes dangers and hazards are prevalent in even what appears on the outside to be the safest of regions and within the most secure of homes. One such danger, radon gas, can be mitigated if you perform radon testing and learn that the gas is present at unsafe levels in your home. (more…)

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Summer is finally here and families with children are spending as much time doing fun outdoor activities together as possible. However, with the summer season comes hot weather that forces homeowners to close their windows and run air conditioning systems. That cool comfort is a relief, and essential when the temperatures rise too high, but in homes that have radon gas, the closed conditions can cause radon levels to rise dangerously, and thus increase radon gas concerns for homeowners. Radon gas is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, so homeowners can have radon gas in their homes without knowing. This radioactive gas…

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Radon is present in many homes across the country and the state of Pennsylvania is no exception. In fact, homes in Pennsylvania counties with higher than acceptable levels of radon are fairly common, as is radon remediation (mitigation). Radon gas can be present in an existing home or in a brand new home. The invisible and odorless gas emanates from the radon-containing soil under a home. The gas travels upward through the soil and gains entrance into a building. (more…)

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When trying to help a client buy or sell a house, knowledge, quality service, and time is often of the essence. A Realtor® who is trying to help a client get a house on the market needs to have a variety of reputable vendors on speed dial for important situations. One of these should be a radon remediation and testing company. (more…)

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With all of the information about radon gas and the need for radon gas testing in Pennsylvania counties, you may wonder, “Do all homes have radon?” The answer that many homes have no problem with radon gas. The average level of radon in the air outside, according to the EPA, is 0.4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter). But the percentage of homes with high radon levels in our area make radon testing a very recommendable action. In the following local counties, we list the percentage of surveyed homes with high or moderate risk of radon exposure- those with 4 pCi/L or…

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When a home is being sold, a test for the presence of radon gas is important. Whether your client is the seller or a buyer, you should recommend that they have the home tested for radon gas. Why? You want the home tested because high radon gas levels can be mitigated, but only if you know about them. As a seller, testing for radon and mitigating if necessary can be a selling point for the home. In our area, many homes have radon gas at higher than acceptable levels. If your home already has a remediation system in place, buyers…

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