Phoenixville, PA – June 28, 2018 – Increases in radon gas remediation costs may be seen by homeowners this year. If you had radon testing last year and received a quote for radon mitigation, you may find that this year’s quote is significantly higher.
This increase is due to new fees imposed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for installation of each radon remediation system, as well as significant increases in costs for mitigation technician certification.
Testing for radon gas is important in our area, as a relatively high percentage of homes are estimated to be at risk of exposure to radon levels above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). At this level or above, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly recommends radon remediation. According to the EPA 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 have never smoked.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally present in rocks and soil. The gas is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, therefore undetectable by our senses. Found in soil and rocks underground, radon gas finds escape upward through home foundations. Once inside, radon often stays trapped. The EPA estimates that nearly one out of every fifteen homes in the country is at risk for high radon levels and recommends annual testing of homes for radon.
When inhaled, radon particles can cause irre
parable damage to the lungs and lead to increased risks of cancer. Those most at risk are children and young adults, however radon is harmful to all those who are exposed.
Radon can seep through most home foundation materials, so whether a home is new or old, built out of expensive or inexpensive materials, radon gas exposure is a risk. Fortunately, while radon might be impossible for a human to naturally detect, testing is relatively simple and inexpensive.
Should a home test positive for radon, homeowners and renters have a variety of ways to reduce their levels of natural exposure. Specialist companies like Radon-Rid, LLC offer complete radon testing, mitigation, and remediation services, including services like adding proper sealants and advising residents on the best ventilation systems for their homes.
Though these fee increases imposed by the Commonwealth cause radon gas remediation costs to homeowners to go up, those who find radon in their homes should take the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of their families. In the big picture, your family’s well-being is too important to ignore the danger of radon gas
For more information about radon gas testing or radon gas remediation costs, please contact the company directly at (610) 624-6585.
Radon-Rid, LLC is a fully insured, licensed, and certified radon testing and radon mitigation company. The company is certified by the PA-DEP (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection) to perform radon testing and remediation services. The team focuses on providing quality, through education, workmanship, and environmental stewardship. Radon-Rid’s team members believe their goal of protecting homeowners from the effects of radon gas is best attained through consideration of their customers, employees, suppliers, referring agents, and regulatory agencies.