Radon Gas Testing & Mitigation Services in Southern NY and North PA
Radon, a naturally occurring gas, can be severely damaging to your health. It is a colorless, odorless gas that can enter your home through cracks in the foundation walls and floors. Radon exposure is known to increase the risk of developing lung cancer. In fact, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer, smoking being the first.
The EPA and Surgeon General recommend that all homeowners and home buyers test for indoor radon within their home. It can be found in both new and old homes and homes with or without basements across the United States. Radon in your home can be a stressful experience. Our certified technicians can help educate and fix the problem. If you think you may have an issue with radon or need radon testing, contact us today!
“Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer for the general population. The Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels. Fix your home if your radon level is confirmed to be 4 picocuries per liter, pCi/L, or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.” -EPA
The Dangers of Radon Gas
There are many entry points radon gas can take to get inside your home. The most common entryways include:
- Cracks found in foundation walls and floor slabs
- Construction joints
- Support posts
- Floor drains
- Sumps or wall cavities
- Dirt floors
- Window casements
- Gaps around service pipes
Radon Mitigation Systems Work
Radon reduction systems work. NextGen Environmental is there to help you with your radon reduction needs. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99 percent and most homes can be lowered to acceptable levels. Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as other common home repairs. Your costs may vary depending on the size and design of your home and which radon reduction methods are needed. Call for an estimate and one of our technicians will come out and discuss the best options for your home. Hundreds of thousands of people have reduced radon levels in their homes and we are there to help you.
Our Radon Mitigation Solutions
Residential Radon Mitigation Systems
We are proud to assist with radon mitigation and removal services for your home in the Finger Lakes region. We have years of experience in radon mitigation and construction to help not only reduce radon in your home but to install the system professionally.
Commercial Radon Mitigation Systems
NextGen’s background comes from years of both residential and commercial construction. With this knowledge, we can install systems both after and during commercial building construction.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Encapsulating your crawl space is a straightforward way to deal with many problems. A clean, sealed crawl space with a high-performance vapor barrier can reduce radon, eliminate odors by impeding mold growth and improving indoor air quality. The resulting space can also provide additional room for storage beneath your home.