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Frequently Asked Questions & Links


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • Question:
         My house is new. Isn't radon only in old homes?
    Answer:
         No. All homes, young or old, have the potential to have a radon problem.


  • Question:
         If I don't have a basement, can I have a radon problem?
    Answer:
         Yes. Slab on grade homes still have a section of wall 3 feet below grade where gas gets trapped and gets into home.


  • Question:
         What does pCi/L mean?
    Answer:
         This is how we term the measurement of radon. The "p" stands for picos or parts per trillion, "C" stands for curies ( Madam Curie was a female scientist who discovered radium) and "L" stands for liter, the quantity of air.


  • Question:
         I have a low radon level i.e.: 5.7 pCi/L. How dangerous is this level?
    Answer:
         There are several articles on the danger of low level radiation. The real question is, what is your families history? If cancer runs in your family, then you're probably at a greater risk. Cancer is linked to more than just radioactivity (i.e.: stress, food, etc) and doctors advise we don't expose ourselves to the sun for long periods of time, so why take the risk?


  • Question:
         When I had my home tested, there was an open can of paint near by. Could that have raised my radon level?
    Answer:
         No. There is no substance that mimics radon. Nothing in your basement will raise or lower the radon level except for radon itself.

QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN SELECTING A RADON CONTRACTOR:

  • Does the contractor have all appropriate licenses? Make sure you ask to see them.

  • Does the contractor charge to do estimates?

  • When talking to contractor does he/she sound knowledgeable and able to explain the what and whys of the process?

  • Did the contractor give you a bid on company letterhead with name, address, and license numbers?

  • Does bid include total cost? If not have them explain why.

  • Does the bid include a pCi/L guarantee? If not ask why.

  • Does the bid include which fan is being used and what the fan guarantee is from manufacture?

  • What gauge of pipe is being used (sch20 or sch40)? Sch40 pipe is preferred.

  • Make sure the location of the system is in writing.

  • Will the contractor include a retest after the work has been completed? If so what testing method will be used?

  • If the contractor is requiring you to do some work prior to installation have it in writing.

  • If contractor is changing sump pump, what is the pump's horsepower?

  • If the sump pit is going to be sealed be sure the sump lid has had a Drainjer installed in the lid. This device allows the sump pit to keep the ability to drain surface water should a water line ever burst, and it is an E.P.A. code!

  • The bid should include a "U" tube Manometer. This device shows the operating performance of the fan installed.

  • Have the contractor give you a date and time as to when work is to be completed.

  • Ask the contractor to prepare the contract before any work starts, and read it carefully!

  • When getting quotes over the phone be careful of contractors who low ball their price.

  • Never choose a contractor who does testing and mitigation.

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All Technical Information & References in the Web Site Have Been Provided by the Environmental Protection Agency and the American Lung Association

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