What You Need to Know About Radon Mitigation Services in Chicago

by | Jun 18, 2021 | Cleaning

Unbeknown to most homeowners, an invisible, odorless, cancer-causing radioactive gas could be seeping into their home. Radon occurs naturally, and outdoors, presents very few problems. However, if it builds up indoors, it can be deadly. In fact, radon is the top cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.

Fortunately, not every region in the country is affected by radon. However, the radon risk in Chicago is moderate to high, and in most of Central Illinois, the risk is extremely high. Radon mitigation in Chicago is something you should definitely consider.

Radon occurs when naturally-occurring radioactive elements in soil and bedrock begin to breakdown, resulting in radon gas. While radioactive elements such as uranium may be deep underground, the gas still can seep up to the surface. From there, it can fill a home, school, or business by seeping through cracks in the foundation. Well water can also contain radon.

Both new and old homes can have a radon problem. The fact is, if your property is in a radon zone, you probably have a radon problem.

The good news is, there are ways to mitigate the risk radon poses within your home or business. However, a professional will need to both measure the radon levels inside your home or business, as well as evaluate the property. The radon mitigation solution will depend on your foundation and other key factors.

Radon is invisible, odorless, and a top cause of lung cancer worldwide.

For radon mitigation in Chicago, contact Cabeno Environmental Field Services, LLC to evaluate your property or visit their website today.

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