Radon & Lead Technical Assistance

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is emitted from uranium found in most soils. Radon gas can migrate through soils and into your home through holes and cracks in building foundations. Any home may have elevated radon levels, and the only way to determine if those levels are excessive is to TEST!  If your levels of Radon has been determined to be greater than 4 pC/L, then you may consider remediation. This includes simple repairs such as sealing cracks in floors and walls to more complex construction to include “sub slab depressurization. For more information, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.

Lead is typically found in homes constructed prior to 1978 and was an additive to paint. Lead does not break down once it enters the environment, and that is often a result of deteriorating painted surfaces within the home and also on the exterior of houses painted with lead-based paint. Lead is also found in plumbing, often in lead pipes or solder used to join piping together. Although lead can affect anyone, children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable.  For more information, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.