What is Radon
Radon is a naturally-occurring, colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It is released when radioactive elements in the soil break down, and can pollute air and water sources. It can enter buildings easily through cracks or pipes, and can be especially strong in basements and crawl spaces. As radon breaks down, it emits damaging radiation that affects the DNA inside our cells.
How do you test it?
There is no way to avoid radon exposure completely, however it's important to take precautions and lower your exposure. Since Minnesota is known to have higher radon levels than other states, it is crucial that you hire a professional to test radon levels in your home. The professional process is safer and more accurate than self-testing kits, giving you peace of mind with the results.
What is the treatment?
As a qualified contractor, SCR has the proper equipment and knowledge to reduce radon levels. Trying to do this yourself, or hiring an unqualified party can easily lead to potential hazards, additional costs, and even increased radon levels. SCR will perform professional diagnostics and recommend the most effective procedure within your budget.
Is it a one time process?
Any radon treatment will require a follow-up inspection. Not all cases will be resolved the first time, and often several steps will need to be taken for effective results. SCR ensures that the process runs smoothly, in order to get your home mitigated as quickly as possible.