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Illinois Radon Law Part 1

Illinois Radon Laws Did you know we aren’t the only ones who take radon seriously? Illinois has several radon laws in the books. Each Illinois radon law helps to protect home buyers, children & families from the ill effects of radon exposure. Illinois Radon Law #1 In January of 2008, Illinois put into effect the… Read More

5 Important Illinois Radon Questions

Unsurprisingly, we often field questions about radon. Beyond the typical “what is radon” (psst – the answer is that it is a radioactive colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can cause cancer), we’ve put together a list of the 5 most common Illinois radon questions we hear. 1)   Is Radon really a problem in Illinois? Yes!… Read More

Radon Mitigation Professional

At Trinity, we require our Radon Mitigation Professionals to take continuing education courses. This helps to keep them sharp, up-to-date on best practices & able to provide the best service to our customers.  Each year, our Radon Mitigation Professionals have to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours toward their radon continuing education. These continuing… Read More

Be Proactive About Radon

It is important to be proactive about Radon. Radon causes over 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. The EPA considers Kendall County, Kane County, DeKalb County & much of Northern Illinois to be a “high-risk radon zone, meaning that the average indoor radon screening levels are greater than 4.0 pCi/L. Being… Read More

Radon Problems in the Home

Often, homeowners are not aware of the radon problems lurking in their homes. One of the biggest radon problems is that you cannot smell, taste or see it. You will not experience any symptoms from being exposed to it. The only way to know that you have radon problems is to test for radon. Though… Read More

Radon Exposure Outside Risk

In almost every post, we’ve talked about how radon gas is naturally occurring. When radon gas becomes trapped in your home, it creates unsafe levels, increasing your risk of radon exposure. The national average of outside radon levels is 0.4 pCi/L. While the only truly safe level of radon is no radon, this is well… Read More

3 Reasons to Hire a Radon Mitigation Professional

With all of the YouTube & Google tutorials, it’s pretty easy to jump on the do-it-yourself bandwagon. There is nothing worse though, than getting neck deep into a project and realizing you are drowning. There are some things that are better left to the professionals, including installing a radon mitigation system. Hiring a Radon Mitigation… Read More

The Home Danger of Radon Exposure

When people are asked about home dangers, things like asbestos & lead based paint often come to mind. Very rarely is radon exposure considered a household danger by homeowners. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It comes from the environment-the breakdown of uranium in rock & soil. Long-term, high level exposure to radon can… Read More

Radon Tests & Unfinished Basements

There is often a lot of controversy over where a Radon test should take place. There has been so much controversy, in fact, that it has actually gone to court on more than one occasion. While there is consensus that the lowest livable level of a home should be tested, there is a divide when… Read More

Radon Testing: Short-Term Versus Long-Term

Though radon can’t be seen, smelled or touched, it is not difficult to find out if radon is a problem in your home. All you have to do is have your home tested for radon. there are two types of radon tests: a short-term & a long-term test. All radon testing, whether short- or long-term,… Read More

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