The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies radon as a health hazard, but one with a simple solution. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that finds its way into houses through basements, well water, windows and cracks in the foundation. Once inside the house, radon can build up, causing serious health problems. It is is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the country, after cigarette smoking.
The problem can affect all types of homes, anywhere in the US. Older homes and new ones are equally susceptible. About one home out of 15 in the US will have elected levels of radon, and the only way to find out is to have it tested. Radon testing is recommended for all homes by the EPA to check if the levels are above the safety threshold of 4 pC/L. Testing should be done on all levels of a building below the third floor.
Radon Pro in Santa Fe, NM serves all of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. Their focus is on helping people to make their homes and buildings safer.
"We improve indoor air quality by providing radon mitigation and radon testing services, owner Paul Smith said. "We understand the health concerns of homeowners, home buyers and tenants regarding Radon and are here to help."
Radon Pro is experienced in mitigating radon gas in homes and buildings, and familiar with the unique features of southwest style architecture. They are well qualified to advise homeowner and home buyers.
"We are a fully licensed and insured Radon mitigation and testing company staffed with construction professionals," Smith said. "We are familiar with all types of building methods in New Mexico and can mitigate the radon in any home or commercial building, existing or new construction."
Radon mitigation is now required by the City of Santa Fe for all new construction. Radon Pro can advise builders and architects on designing radon resistant structures and also on passing inspections.
Radon mitigation is typically done by venting the gas into the air above the building where it can disperse harmlessly. It takes knowledge and experience to handle difficult projects, and Smith brings both to the job. Clients appreciate the professionalism of Radon Pro's staff as well as their willingness to go the extra mile.
With a mission of saving lives and improving property value, Radon Pro makes northern New Mexico a safer and healthier place to live.
For more you can find Radon Pro online at www.radonpronm.com.