The health risk hiding in your house…Radon!

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If you live in North Carolina, you need to read this.  Central and Western North Carolina is a hotbed for naturally occurring radon gas.   Radon gas is a potential health threat.  It is estimated that exposure to radon gas results in over 20,000 cases of lung cancer annually.

So, what is radon you ask? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and is formed as uranium decays in the soil.  Uranium is found throughout NC in parts of our natural geological formations.   Unfortunately, radon gas is odorless and the only way to know if it is present in your home is to perform a radon test.  Radon detection is one area where “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”!

Because radon is a gas, it easily enters through cracks and gaps in walls, floors, pipes, etc.  Fortunately, testing for radon gas is relatively easy.  LiveGreen staff is trained and certified radon service professionals who can test the air in your home and determine if radon is present.

If you do have radon gas in your home, reducing and eliminating the gas is usually straightforward.  At LiveGreen, we utilize a radon mitigation system that extracts radon from the air and subsequently removes it from your house.   This extraction and removal system is aesthetically blended into your home’s structure so there is no fear of bulky equipment and loud machines.  In addition, sealed crawls spaces help with radon mitigation. The sealed liners can be fitted with special pipes located underneath the plastic to help extract the gas.

The important message is that you need to test for radon gas.  Detection and mitigation is the key to keeping you and your family safe.  Even if you have tested for it in the past, it is possible that radon gas can start leaking in new areas as the ground shifts and changes over time.

If you are concerned about radon gas and not sure what to do, we can help.  LiveGreen staff is trained radon testing and mitigation specialists who can help give you peace of mind for you and your family.

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