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Radon Mitigation Maine | Radon Testing Maine | Radon Removal Systems Maine

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What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay (breaking down) of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world. Radon gas in the soil and rock can move into the air and into underground water and surface water.

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What Are Side Effects of Radon in Maine

The by products of radon gas can attach themselves to the lung lining, and release radioactive alpha particles that irritate and can mutate lung cells. This damage can lead to lung cancer. In fact, health agencies consider radon to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second only to cigarette smoking.

When a person breathes in radon it can lead to lung cancer making it a serious threat. When we get a call for a radon test in Maine we will first test if the radon levels in your home and analyze them to see if they are above the EPA’s suggested levels. Our radon specialists will visit your home and setup a continuous radon monitor test (CRM) explaining in detail how the test works. After 48 hours we return to your home to check the test, sitting down with you to go over the results You should make sure that you test your home for radon every two years.

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If the results of the radon testing comes back as dangerous levels of radon we recommend immediately installing a radon mitigation (abatement) system. We will drill a hole in the slab of your basement or crawl space and then make sure all cracks in the area are completely sealed. This directs the radon through the drilled hole into a pvc pipe which vents the gas safely out of your home. Please call us so we can answer any questions you have.

Indoor Air Quality Testing Maine

Beyond radon there are number of other substances that reduce your home’s air quality. These include microbial growths, allergens, and toxic compounds. We will perform an air quality test in your home to test for these issues and if found recommend installing a high grade air filter rand air filtration system to make sure that air you and your family breathe is clean and safe.

Radon Removal from Water Maine

Removing radon from the water in Maine is very straight forward, there are only two practical techniques for removing radon from water in a residential setting. One technique uses activated carbon. The carbon adsorbs the radon from the water. The radon then finishes decaying in the carbon. Activated carbon should only be used if the radon water levels are below 5000 pCi/L. This low level is recommend by the EPA because of the concern over the build up of radioactivity.

Best Way To Remove Radon from Water in Maine

Aeration with a Clearadon is used on very high levels of radon. The radon is released from the water by bubbling air through the water. The radon is then vented to the outdoors. There is no build up of radioactive materials when this technique is used. The removal of well over 99% of the radon from the water can be achieved with these units. These units do require repressurization of the water after it is treated and care must be taken to properly vent the gas. This venting should be done above the roof line just like an air radon system and there should always be an auxiliary fan outside of the living space to provide for the save removal of the gas.

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