Radon Myths: Only Some States Have Radon Problems

Despite what you may have heard, all states are at risk for radon and should have the air in their homes tested. Varying levels of radon have been found in every state across the United States, with some having more than others. It is also a fact that those levels differ between cities within each…

Passive Radon Mitigation

Just like finding out that cholesterol levels are a little high, discovering that your home has more-than-optimal levels of radon isn’t the end of the world. In both cases, the solution is to ask a professional for suggestions that help. When it comes to radon, experts may recommend using active or passive radon mitigation to…

Get Your Equipment Ready for the Season

Completing a thorough fall home maintenance checklist can help ensure you are ready for the colder weather. Take the time to test your winter equipment and make any necessary repairs. Handle The Cold Season With Ease When you have reliable winter equipment, you can enjoy the beauty of cold weather without having to worry about…

How To Show Veterans We Care

American veterans and their families are arguably the bravest people in the country, and they come in a variety of ages and genders. Show your appreciation for their sacrifices this Veterans Day. Help a Neighbor Extend a helping hand to a veteran neighbor who might be in need. Perhaps this person has an appointment but…

How to Get Accurate Radon Testing

You’re about to be a new homeowner! It’s an exciting time. It’s also time to start thinking about how to test for radon during. During the home buying process, home inspectors will test for lots of things but radon is not usually on their list. You may need to schedule a radon test in addition…

Foster New Growth

Spring and summer are your lawn’s time to shine. The prep work you do in the fall, though, makes your lawn really stand out during the sunnier seasons. Below the Surface Your grass is still growing even when nothing is happening on the surface. Adding lawn fertilization to your fall home maintenance checklist protects the…

Ways To Protect Your Family From Radon Exposure

Though you may not even realize it, you could be breathing in a dangerous radioactive gas right in your home. Radon forms when radium, thorium or uranium break down in the soil or groundwater. It can seep through cracks in your home’s foundation, exposing you to it constantly when it is present. The effects of…

How New Construction and Radon Resistance Align

If you’re building a home or are in the home construction business and want to be at the top of your game against radon, it’s easier and more cost-effective than you might think. Radon-resistant systems are being added to homes at minimal cost and they successfully reduce the risk of elevated radon levels. Radon-resistant techniques…

How To Test for Radon

When conducting radon tests, choose the lowest level of the home that your household uses at least 8 to 10 hours per week. For most people, this may be the ground floor. For others, it may be a regularly used basement. Short-term tests These tests measure radon levels for a couple of days up to…