Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. Radon forms naturally from the decay of uranium that is found in the soil. Iowa’s soil is made up of radium, so the levels in Iowa are in the EPA Radon Red Zone, meaning that every county in Iowa has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter). The average level of radon concentration in the US is about 1.3 pCi/L. That is why it is important to have your home or business in Newton, Iowa tested for radon levels.
There is no known safe level of exposure to radon, so it is recommended that you get any level of radon out of your home or business. The professionals at AmeriServ Radon Mitigation or Iowa can test your home for radon levels and recommend the solution for removing this dangerous gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoking.
AmeriServ can do short-term testing or long-term testing. Short-term testing takes two to three days and is done if the results are needed quickly such as in a real estate transaction. This short-term testing is done using several different methods:
- Charcoal canisters
- Electret chamber
- Continuous monitors
- Liquid scintillation detectors
The long-term testing method takes 90 day or more. This method gives a more accurate year-round average of the radon levels in your home or business. Radon levels can vary from day-to-day and season-to-season. Once the levels are determined, AmeriServ has the professionals to help you get this dangerous gas out of your Newton, Iowa home or business.
Radon Mitigation in Newton, Iowa
Radon mitigation is the process of removing radon from inside a home or business and forcing it to the outside. A hole is drilled into the foundation or slab and a PVC pipe is connected through this hole than a fan is connected to the system to ensure that the air flow is in the right direction. Testing is redone several times to make sure that the radon levels are going down. This system is done in a day with little disturbance to the home or business. There is a 5-year warranty on our radon mitigation systems and a 200% guarantee on all work that is performed.
The professionals at AmeriServ are trained by the State of Iowa and certified by the Iowa Department of Public Health. With our training and experience, you can be assured that you are getting the best technicians and best systems in the industry. Let one of our experts come and get your home or business tested and recommend the affordable solution for you. Contact us today for all of your radon mitigation and radon testing needs in Newton, Iowa.