Radon systems typically start in the crawl space or basement and force the gas out of the home.
A byproduct of decaying uranium, radon, is a radioactive gas that's both odorless and colorless. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe unhealthy amounts of air containing radioactive radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. With only smoking ahead of radon for lung cancer-related deaths, smokers especially risk their lives from the odorless gas.
Radon gas comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Despite the fact that radon easily travels and is located all throughout the U.S., the biggest concern is where you spend the most of your time, your home. Radon gas can enter the interior of your home through cracks and gaps in your foundation, where air is vacuumed or "sucked" through these openings.
MidAmerica Basement Systems can test your home for radon gas levels to see if you are living unsafely. If radon is above the recommended levels, we can custom build a radon mitigation system to effectively reduce radon gas in your home. We serve the Illinois and Iowa area, including Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Waterloo, Davenport and nearby.
Stop risking your exposure to radon! Call 1-844-218-0509 or contact us today to schedule a radon test or receive a free radon mitigation system estimate today! We make your Illinois and Iowa home a healthier, safer environment.