Tag: Radon Testing

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »