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  • Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and undetectable by human senses; it is none the less the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

  • Radon gas is created when uranium in the soil under a home decays. The gas then seeps through any available access point into a home. Common entry points are cracks in the foundation, poorly sealed pipes, drainage, or any other loose point. Once in the home, the gas can collect in certain areas, especially basements and other low-lying, closed areas, and build up over time to dangerous levels. 

  • Radon has been found in homes in all 50 states - the Flint Hills Region is no exception. Certain areas are more susceptible than others, but no location is immune.

  • Concentrations of radon-causing materials in the soil can be either natural or man-made. Homes built near historic mining operations may be at higher risk. The only way to tell for sure is to have a home tested.

  • Proper testing and mitigation can eliminate radon as a health threat. For more information, visit the EPA website on radon.

  • The EPA has set the level where corrective action should be taken at 4.0 pCi/L 

  • Radon mitigation can cost between $800 and $2500. Krenger Radon Testing does not perform mitigation to avoid conflicts of interest, but if your home tests high we will be happy to help you find a mitigator. 

  • A house should observe closed house conditions for 12 hours prior to testing, and the test should be set in the lowest livable area of the house, but not in the mechanical room. Check out our Testing Conditions page for more info. 

  • Most certified testers (including us) now use continuous monitors instead of charcoal canisters and the results are available within 48 hours instead of days or weeks.

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