Between cosmetic updates, leaky pipes, changing filters, and landscaping upkeep there’s always something to do when you’re a homeowner. Some of your home’s needs are fairly apparent and you can quickly identify them. But, what about the things that go undetected until it’s too late?
Odorless, Colorless & Dangerous
In Southeast Minnesota, more than two in five homes have actionable levels of Radon. It is odorless, colorless, and harmful to breathe. This naturally occurring gas is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. For non-smokers, it is the leading cause, yikes!
Minnesota has a radium-rich landscape. Radium is naturally found in rocks, soil, and water. As radium decomposes it turns into a gas called Radon. As Radon leaves the earth it creeps up into your home through pipes, foundation cracks, floor slabs, construction joints, floor drains, and even more places
Finding the Invisible
The only way you can combat what is naturally happening around, under, and in your home is by contacting a professional. A radon test is a non-invasive way to test your home’s air quality for radon. Tests only take a few days and results are extremely accurate. After your home’s radon test is analyzed you’ll be able to be certain if action is needed.
Simple Solutions for Big Problems
Radon mitigation is the best way to solve these issues. While fixing cracks in your foundation or other entry points may reduce levels, it’s not a full-proof solution and radon will persist. Getting a mitigation system installed in your home is affordable and can be accomplished any time of year. Air is circulated out of your home removing this dangerous gas and leaving your home safe.
All of us at Tonna Mechanical are proud to have Radon Specialists on our team. With years of knowledge on where to look, how to test, and how to remedy, you can count on a safe home after our visit. Give us a call and schedule an appointment with one of our Radon Specialists. We’ll visit your home and get your radon test set. After the results are in we’ll share our findings and recommend the best solution for your home. If installing a radon mitigation system is the best answer, Tonna can take care of all of it for you.