Difference between safe and acceptable levels of radon To answer what are safe and acceptable levels of radon gas, we must answer each individually. To put it simply, there is no safe level of radon gas. Radon gas is a carcinogen that causes lung cancer. The US EPA puts it as, “Any radon exposure has… Read More

Radon: What you need to know. The Surgeon General along with the EPA have calculated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths a year are caused by radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer according to this study and finds that nearly 1 in 3 homes have higher levels than the… Read More

Radon and Cancer Radon is a radioactive gas formed during the breakdown of radioactive elements, such as uranium, that can be found in soil and rock. This gas can seep from the ground in the soil and rocks into the air and water tables affecting your home.   How are you affected by Radon? Radon… Read More

Here is a job in Richfield, Minnesota. We want to make sure that we do our best to control flow of dangerous radon gas into your household. We have to take the beauty and structural integrity of your home into consideration. As a licensed contractor we also have the ability to make the mitigation system look… Read More

Here is a review from a satisfied customer in Edina, MN from August 2014. “Brandon at ’86 the Radon’ went above and beyond to get our radon levels as low as possible, despite several challenges with our 100+ year old home.  We had a degraded foundation slab and large overhanging eaves outside to work around.… Read More

In order to properly mitigate or prevent radon from entering your home, we need to install a radon mitigation system that will lower the amount of radon in your residence. We make sure it will be as safe and radon free as possible. The proper system will depend on the construction of the building. A… Read More

Radon is a radioactive gas that can neither be seen or smelled. It is found in the ground and ground water, formed from the decay of uranium. The radiation given off is the same as other sources such as plutonium. Most of the gas produced goes through the ground to the air above, some stays… Read More

Testing for Radon There are two types of devices used for short term testing. Active devices are operated by trained testers like us and can monitor data over the entire test period. Passive devices, like the one used in the video below, use charcoal to trap radon. The tests are sent to a laboratory for… Read More

What is radon? Radon is carcinogen and a form on ionizing radiation. Radon is a colorless, tasteless, chemically inert and odorless radioactive gas. It is formed by the natural radioactive decay of uranium in soil, rock and water. Once radon is produced, it moves through the ground to the air above. Some stays below the… Read More

Removal of Radon Proper mitigation techniques can be done a few different ways depending on the layout and construction of your home. Sealing the cracks and openings around the soil of your home are essential to keep the radon from seeping in. The radon builds pressure below the foundation of your home. Adding a ventilation… Read More