What is radon?
Although radon is released naturally when radioactive elements break down, it can be damaging. Radon enters buildings through crevices, windows and pipes and is often stronger in basements and crawl spaces. The scary part about radon is that it emits radiation when it breaks down in the air; this radiation can affect the DNA inside of cells. There are many studies that suggest radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer.
How do you test it?
Radon is essentially everywhere, so there is no way to completely avoid it. However, we can take precautions to lower exposure. Some states, such as Minnesota, are known to have the highest levels of radon. That's why it's important to have your home tested. Professional testing services are much more accurate than self-testing kits. Give yourself confidence in the results by having Mechanical Energy Systems test your home for high radon levels.
What is the treatment?
Trying get rid of radon yourself, or hiring an unqualified party, can easily lead to potential hazards, additional costs, and even increased radon levels. As a qualified contractor, we have the knowledge to recommend and perform the most effective procedure that fits your budget, and we have the proper equipment for all situations.
Is it a one time process?
Every radon treatment requires a follow-up inspection. Not all cases are eliminated with one session; often, many steps are needed in order to get radon down to a safe level. Mechanical Energy Systems will work quickly and skillfully in order to get your home mitigated as quickly as possible.