TIME FOR A RADON RECON
WHAT IS RADON?
Element #86 on the periodic table- radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It is produced from the breakdown of uranium and occurs everywhere.
HOW DOES IT GET INTO MY HOME?
Radon is pulled into your home through foundation cracks and other openings because your home has less pressure in it than the surrounding rocks and soil.
WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
Radon is known to cause cancer. In fact, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Prolonged exposure to a radon level of 4 pCi/L could result in 7 cases of lung cancer out of every 1000 people.
GREENVILLE COUNTY IS IN THE RED ZONE
Greenville County is in the EPA's redzone - which means homes have a higher probability of testing at 4pCi/L and above. If your home tests at this level,
MITIGATION IS NECESSARY.
8 surrounding counties are predicted to test in the 2-4 pCi/L and may warrant mitigation.
More likely to test at 4 pCi/L and above
• Mitigate and retest with results at this level
More likely to test between 2 pCi/L and 4pCi/L
• Strongly consider mitigation with results at this level
More likely to test at 2 pCi/L or below
• Continue to test every 2 years with results at this level
Radon testing is the only way to know for certain if radon is present. Testing can be done in as little as two days.
If your radon test results indicate a level requiring correction, don't delay in contacting a qualified radon mitigation contractor. Ask them about:
• Active systems
• Passive systems
and don't forget to re-test your home