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 United States. 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 your 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.
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 United States annually. If left to worsen, radon poisoning could lead to a persistent cough that doesn't improve, difficulty breathing, chest pains, coughing up 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.
OES guarantees in virtually all cases that the system we propose and install will lower the radon levels in your home to below the EPA's action limit of 4 pCi/L. If during the first 12 months after the initial installation the average levels exceed the EPA's action limit, we will return and augment the installation until the levels meet the EPA's requirements - at no extra charge to you.
This guarantee applies only to systems that have been installed by OES and that the system or the building/structure have not been altered. In some unique situations it is not possible to apple the guarantee. If this is the case, we will inform you at the time of the quote.