We have very unique geography here in Southeastern Minnesota. While it’s ideal for hiking and enjoying nature, there are certain things homeowners in this area need to be aware of. For example, a high presence of radon.
What Is Radon and Why Is It Dangerous?
Radon is a radioactive gas that enters homes through foundation cracks, crawlspaces, floor drains, sump pumps, pipes and other structural openings. It’s both colorless and odorless, so many people don’t even know when their home is filled with radon. It’s very harmful to humans and results in thousands of deaths each year. In fact, radon gas is just second to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer.
The reason why radon is so prevalent in Minnesota is that we have widespread, low-grade uranium in our soil and rock. When uranium decays, it forms radium, which then turns into radon after further decay.
Outsmart the Elements With a Radon Mitigation System
Just because radon is prevalent in our area, this doesn’t mean people need to risk their health. With a properly installed radon mitigation system, you can safely eliminate radon from your home and all the dangers that come with it.
Our process begins with an air quality test to determine that radon is, in fact, in your home. Our Minnesota Department of Health Certified technicians will use specialized diagnostic tools to get a clear picture of what’s in your air. If radon is found, we will develop a custom plan that protects you and everyone else in your home from exposure. As part of our radon mitigation services, we provide:
- Radon testing
- Crack and perimeter sealing for your air ducts, sump pump and other structural openings
- Home pressurization
- Complete radon mitigation system installation and service
Kick Radon to the Curb With Tonna Mechanical
Radon has no place in your home. Period. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms at home or you want to know if radon is present in your air, contact the air quality experts at Tonna. In addition to our own training and diagnostic equipment, we partner with the leading manufacturers of radon mitigation systems to give you the best, most effective solutions possible.
To schedule an air quality test or request a free estimate for a radon mitigation system, contact us online or call Tonna Mechanical at 507-205-2873 today.