What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas caused by the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil under your home. This hazardous gas seeps into homes from the surrounding soil through porous cement, sump pumps, cracks in the foundation, crawl spaces, etc. Your home acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in.

When inhaled, radon gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lung. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Radon kills 22,000 people every year in the U.S.

Radon is present in every home. Approximately 30-40% of the homes tested nationwide have elevated levels of radon that need to be corrected, according to the United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Any home can have a radon problem: old homes, new homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time.

Your level of risk is dependent upon the level of radon in your home and the length of time you are exposed. To be sure that your home is safe, do what millions of Americans have already done…have your home tested.

Radon is by far the

greatest single source of radiation exposure

to the general public.

Mitigation Process

Radon reduction techniques will greatly reduce the levels of radon gas in your home or building. The IEMA recommends hiring a certified, licensed professional to handle the mitigation. The most common type of mitigation in our area of the country is called Sub Slab Depressurization (SSD) and will not require major construction or renovation. The work is usually completed in one day.

Many property owners discover radon gas and then do nothing, often because they believe remediation won’t fit into their existing maintenance budget or because of fear or lack of knowledge . Illinois Valley Radon Mitigation helps make sure you don’t have to risk the health and safety of your loved ones.  We will also work with you to determine the best, most cost-effective way to safely solve your problem and improve your indoor air quality. Estimates are always FREE.  While anyone offering remediation guarantees levels below 4.0 pci/l, we commit to the lowest levels possible by applying superior methods and quality materials.  So call us today.  We are proud to be the areas newest radon mitigation comapny and look forward to serving you for many years to come.  Our areas include: Ottawa, Utica, Seneca, Marseilles, La Salle, Peru, Oglesby, Dalzell, Spring Valley,  Streator, Wedron.

Our estimates are FREE and our work is GUARANTEED!

Although we tried to provide you with some general information on what radon is, how it enters your home and the health effects of radon, we realize that you may still have a few unanswered questions. For more information on radon, we encourage you to check out these links.

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