RADON TESTING SCHAUMBURG, IL
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radon is a silent killer
North-West Radon Testing provides professional radon testing and inspection services in Schaumburg, IL. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that escapes when uranium in the soil decays. Radon becomes concentrated in a home, school or workplace as it seeps through cracks in the foundation or other natural openings in a structure.
Any home in the SCHAUMBURG area is at risk for elevated radon levels. Radon testing is the only way to know if your home has harmful radon levels.
Radon is present indoors and outdoors
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The radon gas that occurs outdoors it is diluted, so it doesn’t present a health risk. Radon that gets trapped in homes can build to dangerous levels.
The average indoor radon level in the United States is 1.3 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). The EPA and Surgeon General both recommend fixing home with levels over 4 pCi/L. However, the EPA also recommends fixing homes with radon levels of 2 picocuries pCi/L.
At North-West Radon Testing, we are committed to protecting families in and around Schaumburg from concerning radon levels. Through our radon testing process, our radon testing professionals are deeply educated & trained through the NRPP LINK in order to offer a higher level of certainty.
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Schaumburg area is at risk for radon
Any home in the Schaumburg area is at risk for elevated radon levels. Radon testing is the only way to know if your home has harmful radon levels.
Schaumburg, IL and the 60173 zip code are located in Cook County, which has an EPA assigned Radon Zone of 2. A radon area of 2 predicts an average indoor radon measurement level between 2 and 4 pCi/L, which is within the recommended levels assigned by the Environmental Protection Agency. Schaumburg is positioned in a moderate risk area of the country. Nonetheless, with any household or business, regardless of Radon Zone, it is suggested your house be tested for unsafe levels of radon.
If Radon exists nearly everywhere
Why Get Tested?
Reason #1: HEALTH
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 1 in 15 homes has elevated radon levels and results in 21,000 radon related lung cancer deaths. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking. Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. From the time of diagnosis, only 11-15 % of those afflicted will live beyond five years, depending upon demographic factors. This can be prevented by knowing your home’s radon levels and mitigating the home if levels are above 4.0 pCi/L.
Reason #2: MONEY
Real Estate Transactions: if you are in the process of buying a home, get the radon levels tested to see if mitigation is needed. If the Radon levels are elevated above 4.0 pCi/L, you can ask the seller to install a radon mitigation system or reimburse you the cost for future mitigation work. Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as other common home repairs, averaging $1500-$1800. The most commonly used and most effective radon mitigation systems use a fan to pull in radon from beneath the house, and vent it outdoors where it is quickly diluted to safe levels. Save yourself money and have peace of mind by getting a professional radon test.