RadonRid

Radon resistant construction is a term you hear used a lot these days, especially in the state of Pennsylvania. With the rise of research pointing towards radon as the cause for many different health issues, including lung cancer, industry and government have shifted to figure out how to handle the radon situation. As a contractor or builder, you are most likely familiar with radon gas and the danger that this invisible gas can pose, but are you aware of the push to lower indoor radon levels in the country? (more…)

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Radon is a gas emitted from soil or rocks that can enter into buildings through cracks in the floors or walls or in joints around pipes, wires or pumps. Every house is different, so each home has to be tested individually. Over the last few years research has linked radon gas exposure to blood cancer, specifically, in women. We have known for many years that radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer and that other health risks exist, so continued testing and monitoring has taken place. Links between exposure to radon and blood cancer in women have…

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Pennsylvania has seen a larger than average amount of homes with elevated radon levels in recent years; both officials and the public are concerned. This uptick in radon levels is the reason testing has become a top priority: to keep the general public safe. Short-term radon testing is a way to find out if an immediate issue is present, and long-term testing is used to monitor levels over time. Both types of testing have value in Pennsylvania. (more…)

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Radon and radon remediation have become important topics around the United States in the last decade as more and more information is being discovered about the adverse health effects of radon. With the number of homes in Pennsylvania, and countrywide, affected by radon gas, many contractors are becoming informed and using radon-reducing building methods. (more…)

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As a contractor, you have to be aware of protecting yourself and, of course, the clients you are working with. Countless things could cause issues when you are building a new home or repairing an older one. Radon has been a well-documented issue in Pennsylvania for a number of years now, and radon testing the homes you build or repair could prove invaluable. (more…)

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For years we have heard rumblings about having nationally mandated radon testing carried out in schools. Now, a bill in the House is aimed at introducing the subject in the state of Pennsylvania. While this particular bill may leave some issues unaddressed, many see the bill as a sign of things heading in the right direction. Why has testing schools become a more important issue? (more…)

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Did you know that every year 21,000 deaths are related to radon gas? The unintentional inhalation of radon gas is now the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The odorless, noxious gas can seep into a home from contaminated soil through foundations and other points of contact. Out of all the states in the country, Pennsylvania has one of the highest overall levels of radon gas. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection estimates that 40% of PA homes have radon gas levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) guideline. The EPA strongly recommends taking action to…

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Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Phoenixville, PA – Jan 22, 2019– Radon-Rid, LLC is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA) for the ninth year in a row. This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018. (more…)

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Radon testing can be done fairly easily and reliably with a kit, either by a homeowner or a radon testing company. However, once a homeowner becomes aware that his/her home is testing at high radon levels, we recommend calling a professional radon remediation specialist. So many factors are involved when determining the right type of mitigation system, and a skilled, trained professional will save you time, money and worry in the long run. At Radon-Rid, we guarantee our work too. Recently, we became aware that a local big box hardware store is making radon fan kits available to homeowners with…

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