AmeriServ Radon Mitigation of Iowa
We are the experts in radon detection, testing, and mitigation for your Iowa home, business, or school. AmeriServ Radon Mitigation services include a 200% guarantee on all work performed and a 5-year warranty on radon mitigation systems. Combining over 50 years of construction experience, our fully insured and background checked specialists are committed to making sure each system is designed to fit the needs of you and your clients. We are your leading radon testing and radon mitigation Iowa service provider.
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Why do You Need Radon Mitigation in 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. Check out radon levels in your area.
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.
What We Do
We understand that it can be frightening to have radon in your home. If we find that your home has high levels of radon, we have many solutions to turn to. Here’s the thing: if there were an intruder in your home that was threatening the safety of your family, you would do everything you could to get rid of them, wouldn’t you? We want to do the same thing for you when it comes to radon. We will keep you and your loved ones safe from the danger radon poses.
First off, if you are unsure of your home’s radon level, we will use our professional radon testing services to determine whether or not radon is a threat to your home. A good time to have your home tested is if you are going through a building inspection. We will test in all sorts of environments, whether it be your home, school district, or business. We even do real estate testing, so that realtors can either use a low radon level as a selling point, or fix a high radon level before a family moves in. When you are building a new home or making improvements to an existing home, it is a great time to have your home tested and treated for radon.
There are a few ways we fight radon. We can either use our professional mitigation services. Our mitigation services will direct the radon currently in your home outside. We can even install a radon mitigation system that will run continuously, directing radon outside. This system helps you have the peace of mind of knowing your radon problem is under control even after we leave. We’ll be sure to solve your problem and keep your family safe. For all your radon testing and radon mitigation Iowa needs, count on the professionals at AmeriServ Radon Mitigation of Iowa.
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Come See Ameriserv at a Show Near You!
Learn more about Radon and Ameriserv Radon Mitigation at one of these Iowa shows that are coming up soon:
The Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines Home & Remodeling Show: March 13 – 15th, 2015
If you have any questions, or want more information about the shows we will be at, please don’t hesitate to contact us.