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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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Radon gas is a big source of concern for homeowners, as exposure to the gas causes respiratory illness and potentially lung cancer, if homeowners fail to take preventive or remedial action. Local radon testing and remediation company, Radon-Rid, answers some of the most commonly asked questions. (more…)

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Basement renovations are a very popular type of home improvement here in Pennsylvania. After all, with just a fair investment, homeowners can sometimes double the size of their home by simply transforming the space underneath their floor into another livable floor. Yet doing so comes with its own risks for those who get started without a long-term plan in mind. Part of that plan should be radon testing and if needed, radon remediation options . (more…)

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February 28, 2018 - Phoenixville, PA -  Radon Rid Advises Homeowners to check for radon in the winter because levels are the highest. Every year, according the the EPA, nearly 21,000 Americans succumb to a type of lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is commonly present in the basements and lower house floors. Having a property tested for radon and enacting proper radon remediation steps is essential to reducing and eliminating a household's risk of deadly radon exposure. (more…)

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With the colder weather outside, many homeowners plan winter and early spring renovations to capitalize on downtime, enhance their enjoyment of their home, and improve the property's value if they are preparing to sell in the new year. If you are similarly planning on breaking ground and renovating your basement in the coming years, consider the importance of testing radon levels. (more…)

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Radon Exposure is the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in the United States Thanks to intensive public awareness campaigns, most Americans know that tobacco smoking is the single biggest cause of lung cancer in the country. Yet, what is less commonly known is how noxious the second-leading cause of lung cancer, radon gas exposure, is. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Surgeon General, radon causes more incidences of lung cancer among non-smokers than second-hand tobacco smoke; radon exposure causes an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year, of which nearly 3,000 are people who have never smoked.…

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Many homeowners plan winter renovations before spring, whether to enhance their own enjoyment of their homes, or to prepare to sell in the spring. Basements, which offer a host of possibilities for growing and active families, is often a top choice for updates. Renovating and finishing this subfloor area can significantly increase the size of the home, sometimes even doubling a building's usable space, and such a project can substantially increase the building's value. However, basements are prone to a few problems that homeowners should be aware of and test for before they begin renovation plans. One common issue in…

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