Avoiding Radon: The Structural Importance of Concrete Repair in Homes

A crack in a concrete foundation

When we think about maintaining our homes, it’s easy to focus on the visible elements: the paint, the landscaping, maybe even the roof. But beneath our feet lies one of the most critical components of our homes — the foundation. And believe it or not, the integrity of your concrete foundation can have a significant… Read more »

Radon and Real Estate: What to Consider When Buying a Home

A family stands in front of a home they just purchased.

The hunt for a new home is a journey filled with promise, hope, and a touch of anxiety as you weigh various factors. The layout, the neighborhood, the condition of the roof, or perhaps the size of the backyard are likely on your mind. But there’s a silent factor that is crucial to consider: radon…. Read more »

How Radon Can Get into Your Home

A crack in a concrete foundation

If you’re a homeowner, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about radon in the past. This odorless, invisible, radioactive gas can get into your home and build up in the air without detection. Once it gets to a certain point, breathing the air in your home can become dangerous. Thousands of Americans die each year… Read more »

When You Should Get a Radon Inspection

A brick wall with the words "Radon" written on it

Radon may not be something that you think about often, but it’s definitely something you should take seriously. The odorless, colorless, radioactive gas can be found in many homes and can cause lung cancer given enough exposure time. When the uranium contained in rock and soil breaks down, radon is released. When this happens under… Read more »

Why Radon Gas is So Dangerous

Elevated Radon Levels are Common in New York’s Southern Tier

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of radon gas, but it’s also possible you don’t know quite how dangerous it is. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that, while not much of a danger outdoors, can be deadly inside. Here are some reasons why radon gas is so dangerous and why you should take steps… Read more »

Why Hiring a Professional Radon Inspector is So Important

Home Radon Testing

Although it is not often considered, long-term exposure to radon gas can have serious health effects. It is the #2 cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that as many as 21,000 people die each year from lung cancer brought on by radon exposure. There… Read more »

Common Myths About Radon

Signs of Radon in the Home

You may know of radon because it is known to be a harmful health hazard, and is often found within your home or work. Since you can’t see, smell, or taste radon, it’s easy to ignore the risk it carries. That’s why it’s important to complete routine testing in your home and work. Here are… Read more »

3 Summer Tips to Prevent Mold Growth in The Home

How to Prevent Summer Mold Growth

As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s the best time to stay alert for mold growth within your home. During the warm summer months, mold tends to grow more rapidly. That’s because most strains of mold need warm temperatures to grow. More often than not, preventing mold takes some forethought. However, it’s never too late… Read more »

Radon Mitigation Techniques

Radon Mitigation Techniques

Completely undetectable to the eyes and nose, radon is a serious problem if it’s found in your home. This radioactive gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and because it’s colorless and odorless, it’s nearly impossible to detect without an official radon test. If you have a radon test done… Read more »