We’re More Than Basements - We Offer Radon Services, Too
Protect Your Home from Radon with a Mitigation System
Radon is a toxic gas that comes from the earth and can be very harmful to your family’s health. It’s important to test the radon levels in your home and install a mitigation system if necessary to prevent radon from entering your home.
If your radon test results show 4.0 pCi/L or higher, your home will need a radon mitigation system to protect your family from the harmful impacts of radon. Our experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems are happy to provide a free radon inspection.
The Harmful Impacts of Radon
Radon is an odorless, colorless, natural gas that comes from the earth and can cause serious health issues over long periods of exposure. Radon includes radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs and cause damaging impacts, such as lung cancer. It is the #2 leading causing of lung cancer in the U.S. and causes thousands of deaths every year.
How Radon Mitigation Systems Work
Radon is a natural gas that comes from the earth, so our mitigation systems are designed to capture radon before it enters your home and safely disperse it outside. It includes a PVC pipe that is installed in the ground, and then usually extends past your roof. The system also includes a fan to pull air from the soil, which may contain radon, and funnels it through a pipe that directs it outdoors where it can safely dissolve into the outdoor air.
To ensure your radon system is working properly, it includes a gauge that will show you if the system is working correctly. Our specialist will show you how you can regularly check this gauge to make sure your system is working properly. If you notice that the gauge is off, simply give us a call to come back out and inspect the system.
If you think your home is at risk of radon exposure, contact MidAmerica Basement Systems for your free inspection! We serve customers throughout Illinois and Iowa, including Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Peoria, Bettendorf, Pekin, Marion, Freeport, Waterloo, Muscatine, Galesburg and the surrounding areas.
Radon Testing Steps:
The EPA recommends performing 2 kits simultaneously and averaging the results. This is the most cost-effective and accurate way to test your home yourself.
Your radon kits will come with some simple instructions that you can follow. Setting up a radon test is easy, and should take no longer than a few minutes of your time. Be sure to pay special attention to the instructions that mention closing windows and doors, and locating the test kit in the lowest area of your home (very often the basement). The testing period for the kits is 48 to 90 hours.
Once the data has been collected by your radon test kit, carefully reseal the package and send it to the laboratory specified on the package immediately for analysis. Make sure to fill out all the information on the information card. Within a few weeks, the results of your test should arrive (either by mail or email).
Peace of mind. Know your home is protected with expert radon testing.
Why is this the best option to test?
- Convenient: You can place the test kits yourself on your own timeline without scheduling an appointment.
- Accurate: By performing 2 test kits simultaneously you will have an EPA approved radon level score in weeks that you can act on, if necessary.
If your results show 4.0 pCi/L or higher, contact MidAmerica Basement Systems for a free radon mitigation system estimate.
Many homeowners will seek mitigation services even if the results are lower 4.0-- as there is no healthy level of radon exposure, and many countries have a much lower recommended action level than the US (for example, the World Health Organization sets the radon action level at 2.7 pCi/L). Radon levels can be controlled by installing a radon mitigation system in your home. Radon mitigation systems are affordable and installed in only one day by our highly trained and skilled technicians!
Call today for a radon testing appointment or to receive a free radon mitigation quote. MidAmerica Basement Systems of Illinois and Iowa services Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Normal, Peoria, Bettendorf, Pekin, Marion, Freeport, Waterloo, Muscatine, Galesburg and the surrounding areas.
MidAmerica Basement Systems also provides HUD multi-family radon testing and mitigation. HUD's multi-family radon policy requires that all radon testing and mitigation be performed by a certified radon professional.