We are a professional radon mitigation contractor.
We are licensed, state certified, and insured and serve all of eastern Iowa.
We customize our radon reduction systems to fit each individual situation.
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer for smokers. Radon is difficult to detect as it is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. The only accurate way to detect Radon is to have a certified test conducted in your home, office, or business.
According to the EPA, everyone should test for Radon. At Iowa Radon Mitigation and Testing Systems, we offer testing using state of the art equipment.
If the results of the test or 4.0pCi/l or more the EPA recommends that everyone should mitigate. So what does 4.0 pCi/l mean? Well, let's put it in everyday terms. According to Radon Awareness "If you live in a home for 1 year that has exactly 4.0 pCi/l then your radiation exposure is the same a 200 x-rays per year."
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around your home’s foundation. Because of this difference in pressure, your house acts like a vacuum, dragging radon in through foundation cracks and other openings. Radon may also be present in well water and small amounts can be released into the air in your home when water is used for showering and household uses.
Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. The cost of fixing a home generally ranges from $1200.00 and up, depending on the size of fan that is required, the amount of piping required and soil conditions around your home.