Rathert Radon Services in Ames, IA surpasses all other radon service providers in our area because we are specialists in both measurement and mitigation. It’s important to understand the critical aspects that need to be addressed in ensuring the safety of your home; it is crucial to enlist a certified specialist to measure and correct the problem. Passive-systems installed in new home construction, led us to become Radon certified and start Rathert Radon Services.
Radon Testing and Mitigation Process Overview – Start to Finish
We are Certified Radon Mitigation Providers and guarantee safe radon levels to below 4.0 pCi/L with the installation of an approved Radon Mitigation System. We've installed over 1,000 systems in the area; a typical mitigation system can be installed in one day. We take precautions to maintain a clean and safe environment. Our estimates are free and include an on-site investigation to determine the most effective mitigation system to use. We conduct a free short term post-mitigation test to verify the integrity of the system and give a copy of the results to you!
Rathert has experience performing radon mitigation for large commercial, public, and multifamily building projects. During the design process, we work with designers and builders to create custom radon mitigation systems for these large projects.
We are Radon Certified Measurement Specialists and perform radon testing in your home to determine radon levels. We use a continuous radon monitor for short term testing which is typically a 48 hour period. The EPA recommends a Radon Measurement be conducted every two years.
Important Facts about Radon
There are important considerations to be made when requesting radon mitigation in your home. First, you should determine if your home has an elevated radon level above 4.0 pCi/L and if the test was conducted by a certified radon specialist. It is important that the radon testing is done in favorable weather conditions, and in a close house environment. If there has been no prior testing, we can determine if the radon mitigation is needed.
Radon mitigation should be considered if radon levels are 4.0 and above.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the soil. What risk does radon pose? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
How do I know if I have radon in my house?
Testing is the only way to find out if you have elevated radon levels.
Can high radon levels be corrected?
Yes. Mitigation by a certified specialist is the solution. The radon removal system needed for your home is dependent on multiple variables, including the age of the house, the soil underneath the foundation, radon concentrations in soil, airflow, and air pressure.