AmeriServ Radon Mitigation Iowa
Why do You Need Radon Mitigation Iowa?
Radon is the leading environmental carcinogen. Radon is known as the second highest cause of lung cancer and, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health, 400 Iowans die yearly from exposure to this naturally produced gas. Radon Mitigation of Iowa can tell you if you are one of the five out of seven homes with dangerously elevated levels of radon in the state.
Where Does Radon Come From?
Radon is formed naturally by the decaying process of uranium and radium which can be found in many rocks. During the span of the Ice Age glaciers carried rocks from the north and distributed them throughout Iowa. Over the years these rocks have become pulverized and been exposed to rain, freezing and thawing and oxygen which caused them to become more porous. Because of this weathering process more and more radon has escaped into the soil, air and water. Once a home or building is constructed, it acts as a vacuum that sucks the radon out of the soil and traps it in the structure. Radon enters a building through cracks in the foundation, sump pumps, or spaces around pipes.
Our Service Area
Ameriserv Radon Mitigation of Iowa is licensed to serve any Iowa resident. Radon gas levels are higher in the Cedar Rapids area than anywhere else in the country, followed closely by Iowa City. The total average indoor radon level in Iowa is 8.5 PCi/L (picocuries per liter of air). The US average is only 1.3 pCi/L. Levels above 4 are considered elevated and remediation is recommended. The entire state of Iowa is listed as a “Zone 1″ with the EPA, meaning that a level of 4 or above is predicted throughout the state. Homes in Des Moines, Ankeny, Sioux City, Dubuque, Davenport and all points between are considered our service area. Protect your home and family by giving us a call to analyze the levels of radon in your home or office. Let us protect you and your family from the harmful dangers of radon.