Home Radon Pros
Pittsburgh Radon Mitigation and Testing Professionals
Affordable Radon Solutions. Done Right.
Home Radon Pros: Our Story
Our story begins in 2017 when we lost a loved one to the battle of lung cancer. What surprised us was how something so tragic could happen to someone who never smoked a day in their life. Although the time was difficult, understanding the why and the how was important to us.
After speaking with several doctors, we discovered that Radon gas has the ability to cause lung cancer, even in those who do not smoke. Radon was something we had never heard of before, but after further research, discovered it was something very common to the Pittsburgh area where our beloved mother/grandmother had spent a large majority of their life. Understanding its prominence in the area, we decided to have radon testing conducted in her home; The results were terrifying.
The home came back almost three times over the recommended EPA level. She was living in a Radon induced home for over 40 years, and had no idea it was impacting her health, and unfortunately, would result in us losing her.
Although tragic, this event caused Bill and Zan to realize the severity of Radon and the impact it can have on the thousands of families in the Pittsburgh area. Bill and Zan did not want others to go through the same turmoil, and they created Home Radon Pros to give Pittsburgh a solution to Radon.
The vision of Home Radon Pros is; to protect Pittsburgh families from the dangers of Radon through Radon mitigation and Radon testing practices; to educate local communities in order to spread the seriousness of Radon to those who are unaware; and to assure families that their health and well-being is safe with quality products and services that will last beyond the first interaction.
Radon Causes Cancer
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind cigarettes, in the United States. According to the EPA, (Environmental Protection Agency) Radon is responsible for 21,000 deaths a year in the US alone. That is 49 times more deaths than carbon monoxide (430 carbon monoxide deaths a year). More than likely, you already have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, so why would you not have your home tested for Radon?
Pittsburgh Radon Levels Are High
The EPA says that 1 out of 15 homes in the United States recorded an unsafe level of Radon. However, 4 out of 10 homes in the Pittsburgh area have Radon levels higher than the EPA recommended action level. This means there is a high chance your family is being exposed to the dangers of Radon.
Radon Testing Is Easy And Affordable
Home Radon Pros provides Radon testing in Pittsburgh and can easily service you and your family. With us, all you need to do is sit back and let our Radon professionals do the work. We use only high quality continuous Radon monitors to get accurate results for your home. Radon testing is affordable and can be completed as quickly as 48 hours.
Why Should You Consider Radon Testing?
Why Pittsburgh Chooses Home Radon Pros
Bill took the time to explain everything on a phone call: our high reading we did, what types of mitigation could be performed, how its done, and what to expect. Bill and his coworker came out the following week and installed everything in under 5 hours. They were both professional and respectful while working in our home. The installation price was great compared to other companies.
I'm very pleased with the service that I received from Home Radon Pros. They were able to schedule the repair of my mitigation fan quickly. Bill was great at communicating when he would arrive and he gave thorough details about the repairs that were involved. He answered all of our questions and helped to put my mind at ease. He explained that the current fan we were using was too small for the size of our house and installed a larger one. They seem to honestly care about their work and educating customers about the radon in their home. I am so glad that I chose Home Radon Pros and I would happily refer them to others. Thanks!
This company is extremely knowledgeable in the field in which they work. They explained the whole process to me, from the initial testing, to the pipe/fan install, to the after install testing. If you need or think you need a radon test or pipe I would definitely call Home Radon Pros. They are "good people" as they saying goes. They are very friendly and polite and will talk to you like a valued customer from day one. You should call them up today! 5 stars FOR REAL!
Is Radon in Pittsburgh a Problem?
The DEP states that 40% of Pittsburgh homes are above the EPA's recommend action level for Radon. This makes Pittsburgh one of the worst cities in the country for Radon gas.
Pittsburgh is an older city, which means a lot of our homes are older. This means our foundations may have more cracks, floors and walls have more gaps, and ventilation systems not as efficient as they could be. This allows Radon gas to seep into your home at higher doses.
Many homes in the Pittsburgh area have basements, and or crawl spaces, these are hot beds for Radon gas to be trapped, and eventually move throughout your home.
The mountainous terrain of Pittsburgh leads for the composition of the ground underneath your home to move more frequently. This causes Radon levels to constantly change over time. This means that testing your home for Radon once, may not necessarily give you an accurate reading for the future.
Fracking impacts Radon levels for the same reasons as the terrain shifting would. As the ground underneath homes in the Pittsburgh area is being impacted, Radon gas will have an easier way to move up into your home.
The climate in Pittsburgh, as we all know, is not very consistent. Temperature changes can drastically affect Radon levels. Again, the best way to get the most accurate reading of Radon levels in your home is to have your home tested for Radon more than just once.
Frequently Asked Questions About Radon Removal and Radon Testing
How Much Does A Radon Mitigation System Cost?
80% of Pittsburgh Radon mitigation systems can be installed for under $1000. It all depends on the type of basement/foundation your home has. Home Radon Pros will come out to your home and walk you through the possible options and give you a free estimate on the cost of a Radon removal system.
Do I Need To Test My Home If It Is New?
Most newly constructed homes in Pittsburgh are NOT tested for Radon. Some new homes are built with passive Radon systems, but these systems are not nearly as effective as a Radon mitigation system installed by a Radon professional. Home Radon Pros recommends testing your newly built home before you move in, or as soon as possible.
Are Radon Removal Systems Unsightly?
Other Radon companies do not care about the beauty of your home, and will often cut corners to get their job done as quickly as possible. Some companies will even charge you for additional aesthetic upgrades.
Home Radon Pros will build you a custom-built Radon mitigation system that will tie into the beauty of your home, for no additional charge. Our first priority is to keep you and your family safe, but secondly, we want you to be happy with how your system looks.
Are the Radon Professionals at Home Radon Pros Certified?
Our Radon professionals at Home Radon Pros are certified through the DEP and have all necessary licenses to operate on any home in the state of Pennsylvania. You should NEVER have your home serviced for Radon by an unlicensed person/company.
My Neighbor Had Their Home Tested. Do I Still Need To?
Radon levels vary from home to home. Just because your next door neighbor had low Radon levels, does not mean your home will. Different basement types and ground conditions can cause drastic differences between homes. Protect your family and test for Radon today.
My Home Came Back With Low Levels of Radon. Am I Good?
That’s great! Testing for Radon is the first step to keeping you and your family safe. Radon testing should be conducted once every two years to ensure your radon levels are not changing.
Have more questions about Radon? Give us a call and a Radon professional will answer any question you may have.
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