Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is present in varying amounts in the ground and in water.
Radon is produced by the natural radioactive decay of uranium deposits in the earth. Prolonged exposure to radon in high concentrations can cause cancer. the EPA has set guidelines for radon levels in residential buildings.
Radon concentrations are variable and may be high in one house and low in an adjacent house. To determine if a house has a radon problem it must be tested. A radon test is a small price to pay for peace of mind for the health of your family and friends.
Our area of Virginia usually tests high for radon gas. We provide EPA approved radon testing and lab evaluation to identify risks and recommend ways to rid your home of this invisible naturally occurring gas. If a building is found to have a radon problem, we will help you find a certified radon mitigation contractor.
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Indoor Air Quailty
Most of us spend much of our time indoors. The air that we breathe in our homes, in schools, and in offices can put us at risk for health problems. Some pollutants can be chemicals, gases, and living organisms like mold and pests.
Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of
indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant
levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by
not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature and humidity levels
can also increase concentrations of some pollutants.
Some sources, such as building materials, furnishings, and household products like air
fresheners, release pollutants more or less continuously. Other sources, related to activities
carried out in the home, release pollutants intermittently. These include smoking, the use
of unvented or malfunctioning stoves, furnaces, or space heaters, the use of solvents in
cleaning and hobby activities, the use of paint strippers in redecorating activities, and the
use of cleaning products and pesticides in house-keeping. High pollutant concentrations
can remain in the air for long periods after some of these activities.