The Risks of Home Radon in Omaha, Des Moines, Lincoln, & Nearby
Protecting your home with reliable radon testing & mitigation
Radon mitigation systems are typically installed inside the crawl space or basement and force the gas out of the home.
As a carcinogenic, radioactive gas, home radon causes thousands of deaths each year. The Surgeon General has even warned against radon, as it is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. If you smoke and your home has high levels of radon, your risk of cancer is especially high.
Radon is a naturally-occurring substance that comes from uranium breaking down in the soil and water beneath the home. Radon can get into any type of building through the stack effect - and once radon is trapped inside the home, the gas will build up to hazardous amounts.
That is why Radon Defense Midwest provides reliable radon testing services. If levels are high, we can customize a radon mitigation system to your home. To learn more, schedule a radon test and a free mitigation estimate. We proudly serve Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa homeowners in Lincoln, Des Moines, Omaha, and areas nearby.
How does radon enter the home?
- Cracks in concrete slabs & blocks
- Spaces behind brick veneer walls that rest on an uncapped hollow-brick foundation
- Floor-wall joints
- Exposed soil, like in a sump pump
- Weeping drain tile, if drained to an open sump pump
- Mortar joints
- Loose-fitting pipe penetrations
- Open tops of block walls
- Building materials, such as certain types of rocks
- Water from some wells
Why should you control home radon levels?
Radon exposure is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the United States, second only to smoking. To date, estimates show that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths occur in the U.S. annually. If left to worsen, radon poisoning could lead to a persistent cough that doesn't improve, difficulty breathing, chest pains, coughing up of blood, hoarseness, and recurring respiratory infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
Radon is also an odorless and invisible gas, making it undetectable to the human senses, . Despite the danger that home radon presents, many homeowners have not scheduled radon testing services. Checking radon levels is easy and affordable and should be done in every home.
Schedule home radon testing & a free mitigation estimate today!
Don't wait to make your home a healthier, safer environment! Call 1-844-912-0533 or click below to schedule a radon test or receive a free radon mitigation system estimate! We proudly serve Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa homeowners throughout Des Moines, Lincoln, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Elkhorn, Gretna, Fremont, Hastings, and areas nearby.