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How often should I test my home for radon?

If you tested your house for radon gas and discovered levels below the action levels recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), you may think you’re in the clear forever, but that’s not true. Think of radon like a cavity—you might go to the dentist and find out you […]

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Benefits of radon reduction

High radon levels in a home can cause significant health risks, including lung cancer. In fact, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers in the United States, and high levels can only be detected with specialized testing. How to benefit from radon reduction. The good news is that high levels can be […]

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Radon mitigation checklist for home buyers

When you are making a large investment such as purchasing a home, it’s important to do your due diligence. It may appear that you’ve found your dream house if nothing major is found during the inspection, but a home’s radon levels are often not checked during the inspection process. See Radon Mitigation Checklist below. To help […]

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Radon reduction techniques

If you have discovered or are worried about a radon problem in your home, you may be looking into methods to reduce radon. There are several radon reduction techniques available to you, but we should first review why radon reduction is important.  What Is radon gas and why is it dangerous? As uranium in soil […]

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Radon in Condos and Townhomes

Radon mitigation systems can be installed in a house to reduce radon levels, but what about condos and townhomes?  Before we get into the details, let’s first understand what radon is and how it enters a home. What Is Radon? Radon gas is a naturally-occurring, radioactive gas that occurs when uranium in soil decays. This […]

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Radon

If you are a homeowner (or trying to become one) in Utah, you need to know about radon gas through this "Homeowner’s Guide to Radon." While knowledge about the dangers of radon is spreading, many people still don’t understand what radon is and the health risk it can present. What Do I Need To Know […]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2023: Radon Risk Across Utah

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s the perfect time for Utahns to become better educated on the unique cancer risks in our state. Many believe that lung cancer is only an issue for smokers, but it’s simply not true. Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that rises from uranium deposits underground, and […]

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Do I Really Need a Radon Mitigation System?

If you are reading this, you have likely already tested your home for radon gas. You may now be asking, “Do I really need a radon mitigation system?” The short answer is…it depends.  Radon Action Levels The first thing to consider is the radon level in your home. Radon is measured in picocuries per Liter […]

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Utah Basements and Radon

Around 21,000 deaths per year in the United States are attributed to radon gas. Why? Because prolonged exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, just behind smoking. Even more, a person who smokes is at even higher risk for lung cancer when exposed to radon. Radon In Basements Utah Basements and […]

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