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Everyone at Radon Controls Inc was very professional and friendly. They seemed to care for the health of the whole house, even beyond that of the radon problem, as well as the health of our family. Our radon levels were very  high and they are very low now. We are very happy we hired them as we now have peace of mind in our home. ~ M. Hallet

What Is Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas produced from the natural decay of uranium found in rocks and soil. This gas is odourless, colourless and has no taste, making it undetectable by human senses. Outdoors, the radioactive radon gas is diluted very quickly and is not a health concern. The only way to know if you have high radon levels is to do a simple test. You can buy a radon test kit for your home, daycare or office at Radon Controls Inc. or request professional radon testing. If radon levels are high, research shows that hiring a certified radon mitigation professional can result in radon reductions up to 95%. Read on to learn more about radon science and get radon testing done by one of our certified radon mitigation professionals. We are happy to provide a free quote to anyone in Alberta, or Western Canada.  Get a free quote.

What Is the Health Effect?

In buildings such as your home, school or workplace, this gas can accumulate and become a health hazard at higher concentrations.
As radon moves through the decay process, it emits alpha particles. These particles, when inhaled, damage the cells in your lungs.
This damage can cause lung cancer.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths in Canada for non-smokers, responsible for over 3,000 deaths per year.

How Does Radon Get Into My Home?

The radon gas can enter structures through cracks in the floor, drains, sump pumps, exposed soil, construction joints and any place where the structure contacts the soil.
The difference in negative pressure inside the home to positive pressure outside the home can draw radon into your breathing space.
The age or quality of construction of your home or workplace is not necessarily an indication of whether you will have high radon levels or not.
how does radon get into my house

How Do I Test for Radon?

It is not hard nor expensive to test for radon.
You can do the test yourself.
Read more about testing for radon on our testing page.
Health Canada recommends fixing your home or workplace if your levels exceed 200 bq/m3.
The World Health Organization has a lower acceptable threshold of 100 bq/m3.
‘bq/m3‘ means “becquerel," which is a unit to measure radioactivity.

What if My Radon Levels Are High?

Health Canada recommends radon mitigation (taking steps to reduce your radon levels) within 2 years if your test results are between 200 bq/m3 and 600 bq/m3 and within 1 year if test results show radon levels over 600 bq/m3. However - the World Health Organisation recommends mitigation if test results are over 100 bq/m3.

Fixing a typical home for radon is less expensive than replacing your furnace or roof. The cost depends on each structure's unique characteristics, and most systems can be installed in 1-2 days.

For future consideration, installing a radon system could potentially make your home more attractive to prospective buyers concerned about their health. The most common radon reduction system is known as sub-slab depressurization.

Reduce Elevated Radon Levels

Hire a professional - we are certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program.

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