Posts Tagged "National Radon Action Month"
Radon has been under the microscope for its effects to our health sense it was brought to our attention as home owners. Up untile recently there has been many skeptics that have always argued radon effects on our lungs, stating there has never been conclusive data that has proven the true effects of radon. A recent study done by chemist at the University of Pennsylvania, has shown that Radon does bond with discrete molecules ( such as lung tissue). As well the study shows what higher levels can cause as more molecule binding is seen at higher rates of Radon. This was a big step for the education on Radon and the community. The team of Chemist lead by a Professor Ivan J. Dmochowski used a process that came from xenon gas. Xenon Gas is a noble gas like Radon. With this test they can now use this to test Radon binding on Proteins in our lungs, and if we know Radon’s affinity for those proteins, you can get a better idea of the concentrations and timescale over which it is dangerous.
To read more on this recent breakthrough Click Here
This is an easy way to tell if your radon system is pulling the right amount of air for the type of system you have, also it will help you know if your system is in need of service by one of our technicians. The readout on the manometer should be between 0.5in – 1.75in. In most cases these are acceptable levels indicating, your system is operating correct. When your Radon system is shut off the fluid should rest at zero if it does not then your manometer is low on fluid. It is important to understand that these readouts will indicate if your system is in need of any maintentance and should be serviced.
Recently President Obama has been making many budget cuts and the list of areas where money will be taken out for this years budget deficit, has been released. There is one area on that list that brings some concern towards our countries indoor air quality. The EPA will experience a 2 million dollar budget cut in the indoor air quality department. Political view aside I believe that putting money towards keeping our families safe is just as important as saving money. When will enough be enough. Now we have to make it known that we don’t want this money to be taken away. CASNAR has already started making arrangements to talk to the government officials and try to get some of our funding back. This could hurt our country more then the bail out. the link that follows is a letter to our president from a women who had lost her husband to Radon and is trying to get it across to President Obama that the EPA needs that money. Click here
One of the most common questions costumers ask us about our systems or worries that they have is will it look ugly and will it be loud. So that is why, today we will talk about why RDS is the Radon company for you. RDS Environmental takes great care to deliver to you the consumer, quality in our services as well in our mitigation installation. Our systems are installed by a certified Radon mitigation specialist. We guarantee to get your levels of Radon below the recommended levels set per EPA’s guide lines of 4.0 pCi/L. If our post mitigation test comes back high we at no cost to you, come back free of charge until it will pass. This is our guarantee to you, the home owner. Our systems set the industries standards as the are always up to code and any HOA requirements. We can paint them any color you want, we can even match the color of your siding. As well keeping it all nice and tight so the system looks more natural to the home. The noise produced by the Radon fans is minimal, and we always do our best to put the fans away from bedroom as best possible. One would literally have to go out side to hear the system. Let RDS be the one to help you and your family safely reduce your Radon levels. So gice us a call to day for a free estimate.
During these past winter weeks we have had the ability to get the most accurate levels in homes for radon due to the fact that many people keep there windows and doors closed during this time. I don’t know many people who thought a nice blizzard breeze felt good. Now if you have your house tested this spring it is very crucial to the test your doing to recieve the most accurate levels possible. As well its very important to your families health as well. As a Radon testing company we see the effects of windows being left open during radon test, or if they were not used properly. Thus why we send out two test or do our (CRM) continuois Radon Monitor. It’s important for us to get this information out to you. Because we want you the home owner getting the best readings so we know that your home and whats in it, is going to be protected. So remeber if you have your home tested no matter how beautiful these spring days become keep windows and doors closed when testing for Radon.