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 »

Be Sure to Get a Radon Inspection Before Buying a Home

Home for Sale

If you’ve ever bought a home before, chances are you had a home inspection conducted prior to signing a contract. Pre-purchase home inspections are designed to identify a variety of structural and mechanical issues that you might not be able to spot during an ordinary walkthrough. In many cases, however, these standard home inspections do… Read more »

Testing Reveals Elevated Radon Levels in the Hudson Valley

Testing Reveals Elevated Radon Levels in the Hudson Valley

Carcinogenic radon gas can be found in homes across the country, and some areas in New York are particularly prone to radon issues. In October 2017, radon testing in the Hudson Valley identified more than 4,000 homes with radon levels that exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended guidelines. The tests were conducted in Dutchess, Orange,… Read more »