Radon Gas Blog

Radon recommendations you need to read before you go to bed tonight.

Posted by Travis Jewell on Sat, Feb 18, 2017 @ 07:15 AM

You slept 7-9 hours last night as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. You brushed your teeth first thing as recommended by the ADA to help prevent gum disease and cavities. You rinsed your mouth and finished your first full glass of water which was one of the eight recommended glasses by the Mayo Clinic. You put on your pedometer, your favorite workout clothes and head to the treadmill to begin the first of your 10,000 step per day goal as recommended in the latest issue of your health magazine. You finish up, go to the kitchen and blend yourself a nourishing protein shake as recommended by your nutritionist.  The shake includes bananas for potassium, strawberries & blueberries for antioxidants, orange juice for vitamin c and some kale which seems to be recommended for everything else. You sit down with your shake log in to your tablet to play some brain games to sharpen your mental focus as recommended by your boss. While on your tablet, a small article pops up in your news feed talking about radon gas, the second leading cause of lung cancer. You read that radon levels in homes should be as low as possible as recommended by the United States EPA. Suddenly you remember the recommendation that you forgot about…. That time when you bought your house and the Realtor recommended that you do a radon test. The sweat starts pouring down your forehead but doesn’t make it to your eyes because you are still wearing that sweatband that your fitness coach recommended. You wonder how you will sleep tonight with the additional, unrecommended stress that's now upon you. Stop, take a deep breath (hopefully not including radon gas) because here are several radon recommendations to prevent any radon related sleep deprivations.

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Radon Remediation System Fix

Posted by Travis Jewell on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 03:32 PM

Throughout the years, many people have contacted us to fix radon remediation systems that were installed by other contractors. Some are systems installed long ago, before there were radon mitigation standards. Others were installed recently by radon companies that are not up to par. Often times, the buyer of a new home has found out that the sellers had the cheapest system installed possible. Those buyers are sometimes left with an ugly contraption on the side of their home. Worse yet, much of the time those systems don’t work to reduce radon levels. There are some bad quality systems in homes that were installed by companies that otherwise look to be reputable.

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Radon Mitigation Cost

Posted by Travis Jewell on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 04:44 PM

“What is the cost of radon mitigation?” (client) “Well, that depends….” (radon mitigation contractor)


The costs associated with radon mitigation vary from state-to-state, city-to-city and home-to-home. Just like any industry, the market can play a role in determining your costs. If you live in an area where there are few certified radon contractors the price of service may be more. If you live in a large city with many service providers, competition my drive prices down. The age and construction style of the home can determine the complexity of a radon mitigation system. The important thing to know is that there’s not a one-size-fits-all situation when it comes to installing a radon mitigation system that works to reduce radon levels. You want a radon mitigation system that will do its job to reduce radon gas levels but in this economy we are all watching our pocket books.
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Radon Mitigation is a Service

Posted by Travis Jewell on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 @ 10:47 AM

Radon mitigation is a service, a home improvement service, an indoor environmental service and most importantly service designed to reduce lung cancer risk. A radon mitigation system should provide you with the ongoing service of reducing radon gas levels. The key word is service. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, service is: the occupation or function of serving or the employment as a servant. A servant is one that serves others. A commodity is defined as a mass-produced unspecialized product. In a world that revolves around the almighty dollar, sometimes radon mitigation companies confuse commodity with service.

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Radon levels during the winter, a potentially dangerous situation.

Posted by Travis Jewell on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 @ 04:05 PM

 

Old man winter is knocking at the door and he might be bringing radon with him. In homes that are located in cold weather environments, radon levels can be a greatly increased during colder months. This often-overlooked issue with radon gas is potentially one of radon’s greatest threats.

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Can I sell my home if it has high radon levels?

Posted by Travis Jewell on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 @ 04:08 PM

While sitting down with the listing agent to discuss your options, reality sets in. The comps in the neighborhood are down, the furnace needs to be updated, the rooms have to be staged and your favorite cherry red accent wall needs to be repainted in a more “neutral” color. The fact is if you want your home to sell, the house has to appeal to a wide variety of prospective buyers.


Radon testing and radon mitigation are quickly becoming a common issue during real estate transactions. More and more citizens are being educated about the risks associated with radon gas. These radon-educated buyers are looking for a new home with low radon levels. Even if the buyers do not know about radon, many home inspectors offer radon testing as an option during the home inspection process and their clients choose this option often. A home with low or reduced radon levels will be more appealing to home buyers.

Homes with radon issues can be sold but homes with resolved radon issues are more sellable. Consider radon testing and radon mitigation as a part of preparing the home to be sold. I often recommend that listing agents advise their clients to test for and repair any radon issue before placing the house on the market. This can prevent any future roadblock or surprises that may occur after the home inspection. Imagine the scenario that most people fear about radon in real estate transactions:

After a seemingly endless parade of people looking through every room in your home for sometimes months on end you finally find a buyer who makes a decent offer which you have accepted. A few weeks go by and it’s time for the home inspection. Because of your diligence prior to listing the property the home inspector doesn’t find any major issues or visible problems with your house. But wait, the buyers have chosen to perform a radon test. The home inspector has found an invisible problem with your house. The radon test comes back showing that radon levels are three times what the EPA recommends. These buyers, having never heard about radon before, scour the Internet to find out that radon is the number one cause for lung cancer in non-smokers. Being health conscious people, your buyers refuse to live in a house that might cause lung cancer. The buyers are contemplating walking and canceling the contract.

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