After a long day at work, your home is a safe haven where you can relax and unwind. But what if there was something invisible, odorless, and difficult to detect, placing you, your neighbors, and even your pets in danger?
This unseen culprit is Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that affects both old and new homes and businesses in the Wakefield, MA area.
New England Radon, with over 30 years of experience, knows a thing or two about radon identification, radon monitoring, and radon mitigation and has proudly contributed to the safety and well-being of local residents for decades.
There is no better time to act than now. If you haven’t had your home inspected yet, or if it’s been a while since the last radon inspection, now is the time to do so.
Our radon experts are polite and knowledgeable, and they are happy to assist you.
What is Radon?
Many Wakefield residents are unsure what Radon is and whether or not they should be concerned. We’re here at New England Radon to correct the record.
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the United States. This gas is released by decaying uranium, and it is distributed across soil and rocks as a mineral. Since this gas is odorless and colorless, it cannot be detected without a skilled examination.
The gas rises through the soil and into the air above ground as it is released. Via foundation cracks and other gaps, this process can and does seep into structures such as homes and businesses.
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Who Needs to Be Concerned About Radon in Their Home?
Many areas in the United States, including Wakefield, MA, are at risk because radon is a widespread and naturally occurring phenomenon.
According to the EPA, radon levels in up to one-third of homes tested across seven states were found to be higher than the EPA’s recommended exposure standard. As a result, the US Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also suggest that ALL homes be screened for Radon below the third level.
The only way to determine if you and your family are at risk is to get a professional inspection by a radon detection and mitigation company like New England Radon.
What Causes Radon to be so Dangerous?
Radon is usually not a problem in open areas where it can rise and then scatter into the outdoors, where it rapidly dissipates. On the other hand, Radon seeps into homes and businesses, especially those with poor ventilation, where it collects, and concentrations reach dangerous levels.
Radon enters homes in a variety of ways
• Sump pits
• Dirt floors
• Slab joints
• Block walls
• Openings and cracks in flooring
• Cracks or poor seals in foundations
Radon Gas and Its Hazards
Radon causes radioactive dust to form, which can then be inhaled. This radioactive material lingers in our lungs and airways, causing cellular genetic damage.
According to the EPA and the Surgeon General’s Office, Radon is responsible for up to 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States.
Only smoking kills more people from lung cancer per year than radon.
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Radon Testing and Detection
The bad news is that radon levels in the Wakefield area are very high. The good news is that our New England Radon team is here to assist you.
Testing is fast, reliable, precise, and cost-effective. We’ve committed our company to protect the people of Wakefield, MA, and the surrounding areas from the hazards of radon exposure since our inception.
We’ve got you covered if you’re moving into a new home, worried about the levels in your current residence, or planning to put your house on the market.
Our Radon monitoring systems will give you peace of mind or show you where there are issues that need to be addressed. We have the know-how and skills to get the job done correctly, with over 30 years of experience. If Radon is discovered, we will provide you with dependable and affordable mitigation services.
From air to water, New England Radon has remediation strategies that can reduce radon levels quickly, affordably, and efficiently while still improving the safety of your home.
Air Radon Mitigation
Our team will provide options for a personalized radon mitigation approach to improve the protection and air quality of your home based on diagnostic results, the source, and radon levels.
We take pride in delivering value, results, and cost-effective solutions that our customers can rely on to keep their families safe.
Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
An HRV system works by replacing the air in the basement with air from outside, which is always preferred when crawlspace access is restricted or unavailable. This procedure effectively reduces radon levels in the house.
Sub-Slab Depressurization System (SSD)
This device works by sucking air from under the slab, which acts as a buffer between the air above and the Radon below and then pumping it out above the roofline through a PVC pipe. These systems are highly efficient, affordable, and almost maintenance-free, making them an excellent choice for many of our clients.
A Team You Can Rely On to Protect Your Family and Your Home
Many Wakefield residents are exposed to Radon, which is a severe and potentially fatal gas. New England Radon is dedicated to providing our customers with reliable, timely, and cost-effective services.
If it’s been a while since your last radon inspection or this is your first, our team will walk you through every step of the process to ensure that any questions you have are addressed.
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