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Healthy Home is a Portland based environmental testing company for homeowners. Our Radon Testing Services are provided by our in house, certified Radon Testing Technicians. Testing with Healthy Home is easy to schedule and affordable.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Radon is a colorless, chemically-underactive inert gas. It easily penetrates common household and building materials such as paper, leather, low-density plastic (e.g., plastic bags), most paints, sheet rock, concrete, mortar, tar paper, wood paneling and most insulations. It is fairly soluble in water and organic solvents. This radioactive gas is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium. It is usually found in igneous rock, soil and well water.
Portland/Metro homes are very susceptible to elevated Radon levels. According to a 2013 study by Portland State, 1 in 4 homes have radon levels that exceed the EPA recommended level. Portland area homes that exceed this EPA level are twice the national average.
Radon Sampling- Radon sampling includes collecting radon data in up to two locations in your home to determine radon concentrations at the lowest level of the house. This is important because radon seeps into a house from the ground. Radon settles in the lowest levels in the house because it’s heavier than air. Houses with basements are of greater concern for radon for this reason.
Radon Mitigation Protocols- If elevated radon levels are found in your house, Healthy Home can develop interim methods to reduce the levels and help develop a permanent solution to reduce radon intrusion and prevent the radon concentrations from becoming elevated in the future. IMPORTANT NOTICE: A Radon Mitigation Protocol is an add-on service to Radon Sampling, which must be completed first in the home before developing a Radon Mitigation Protocol. Information and data collected during Radon Sampling is used to develop your individualized Radon Mitigation Protocol.
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