Why Radon Testing is Important
Radon gas is a natural yet radioactive byproduct of uranium and radium breaking down in the soil. It’s released into the atmosphere and attaches to particles in the air. It then gets inhaled and over time builds up in lungs.
Radon enters your home through basement or foundation access points or cracks and it is entirely odorless, tasteless and colorless. Human sensory perception simply does not allow the detection of radioactive radon gas. Couple that with the fact that few of us open our windows anymore, and homes are built air-tight for energy efficiency so once radon enters our homes, it stays.
Are you concerned about the presence of radon gas at your home in the Indianapolis, Indiana area? Look no further than our professional radon testing and mitigation services. At Pure Air Environmental, we specialize in providing comprehensive radon solutions to ensure the safety of your loved ones. Our highly trained experts utilize state-of-the-art equipment to accurately measure radon levels in your property with a highly effective radon test. If elevated radon levels are detected, our skilled technicians will implement a radon mitigation system tailored to your specific needs.
From Indianapolis to Anderson, Indiana, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from the dangers of radon gas. Contact us today for a thorough radon assessment and let us create a healthier living environment for you and your family.
55% of our radiation exposure is from this invisible, odorless, tasteless gas
Radon & Your Health
Radon is a radioactive, naturally-occurring gas in the environment. Upon entering homes, it attaches to dust and other particles in the air which when inhaled over a sustained period of time can become a threat to your health. The radioactive particles can attach to healthy lung tissue causing abnormal tissue growth and ultimately lung cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
Radon is the #1 Cause of Lung Cancer in the U.S. Among Non-Smokers
Awards & Recognition
We hate to toot our own horn but sometimes it just feels good to let loose...so, here we go. We are members of a distinguished fraternity from Tucker Home Services known as "Vendor of the Year" alumni. Our honorary year for carrying the "Best of the Best" designation was 2017. Number 1 ranking across all trades spanning over 360 companies. It's very similar to the Heisman Trophy but without all the hype.
Wait, that's not all, we are also a proud recipient of Tucker Home Services “Best In Class” Award for Radon Mitigation every year since 2014. That's eight consecutive years of being ranked as the best Radon Mitigation company in central Indiana based on client feedback and satisfaction.
Tucker Home Services knows how to find quality, trustworthy companies. They’ve brought together over 360 of the area’s leading service providers to enhance and maintain your home before, during and after the move. Each year they produce a “Top Twelve” provider list based on client feedback and overall customer satisfaction. Pure Air Environmental was named a prestigious “Lifetime Top Twelve” honoree since 2013.
We take great pride and satisfaction with each and every designation and look forward to bringing our award winning service to your family and home.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late, Get Your Home Tested Today
The only way to detect harmful, radioactive gas is to conduct radon testing in your home. Testing is inexpensive, quick and easy. Pure Air Environmental provides education and protection for residents throughout central Indiana because every breath matters.
Don't play Radon Roulette with your lungs, test your home or business before it's too late!
The EPA Recommends
- Test your home every 2 years as radon levels can fluctuate based on constantly changing environmental factors and subsoil decomposition rates.
- You should also test your home every 2 years even if you have a radon mitigation system installed in your home to ensure the system is still operating effectively.
Indiana is at High Risk for Radon
Central Indiana is one of the worst regions in the country for radon exposure due to our soil composition.
The counties in BLUE on the Indiana Radon Map are at an elevated risk according to the most recent EPA data.
Radon Levels Found In Most Homes
The Indiana State Department of Health estimates that nearly one out of three homes in Indiana has radon levels higher than 4pCi/L. These elevated radon levels can be present in any type of home — old and new, large or cozy, drafty or insulated, with or without a basement. Indiana’s local geology is a major factor, in cities like Indianapolis, Anderson, Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, Zionsville, and more. Radon levels depend largely on soil composition.
In fact, the EPA classified counties across the country into three radon zones, which indicate the estimated indoor radon level. Counties in Indiana fall in the two highest zones. On this map, the areas in blue — Zone 1 — have a high potential for radon in the soil (an estimated average indoor radon level higher than 4 pCi/L), while areas in green — Zone 2 — have a moderate potential (between 2 and 4 pCi/L) for radon in the soil.
This doesn’t mean that homeowners in Zone 2 should be complacent. In fact, houses with high radon levels have been found not just in all areas of Indiana but across homes in many other states. Moreover, constant changes in the building and environment can affect radon levels, so consistent radon testing is the only means of safe assurance. Additionally, construction materials and how the home was built can also affect radon levels, so your neighbor’s radon levels are not a conclusive indication of yours. The nature of the soil underneath your foundation can be very different from your neighbors so test every two years to beat the odds against lung cancer.
As such, it is best if each homeowner checks the radon levels in their properties. The EPA itself stresses that all homes should be tested, regardless of their zones.
In other states, every property that’s bought or sold is required by law to undergo radon testing. Some states including Indiana though, have no such laws for homes or buildings, so a lot of homeowners aren’t aware of the high risks or the need for radon testing. The problem is, as this map shows, the soil in Indiana, in particular, has a higher potential for radon than other states, which means your home has a strong chance of elevated radon levels. However, that doesn’t mean other states aren’t affected as well. Just like Indiana, a myriad of states have similar types of soil that may pose a high potential for high radon levels.
Major health organizations, like the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and the American Lung Association, stress that radon is behind thousands of preventable lung cancer deaths every year. In fact, more than 21,000 deaths occur annually related to radon induced lung cancer. One person every 20 minutes dies due to radon gas. That translates to more deaths than drunk driving, breast cancer, drowning and house fires combined. And while the threat is greater among smokers, radon can also compromise the health of non-smokers in the state.
The good news is residential radon testing is easy and affordable in all states in America. And if you find out that your home harbors harmful radon levels, we offer affordable but effective solutions. Modern radon mitigation systems in newer homes can reduce the radon levels to 2 pCi/L or lower.
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From the EPA
(2016) You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
Radon can be found all over the U.S. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building—homes, offices, and schools—and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
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