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The U.S. Surgeon General Recommends All Homes Be Tested for Radon Gas.

Breathing Radon in Your Home Can Cause Lung Cancer.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil and water that can build up to dangerous levels inside any home; this means new and old homes, well sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without a basement. Radon gas is odorless and invisible and the only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test for it. 

Radon is the Number One Cause of Lung Cancer For Non-Smokers

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer for people who do. EPA estimates that radon causes more than 21,000 deaths from lung cancer each year in the U.S. If you smoke and your home has a high radon level, your risk of lung cancer can increase even more. 

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Radon Has Been Found in Every State

Homes with high levels of radon have been found in every state. In fact, radon levels can vary greatly from home to home‐‐even levels next door can be very different. 

Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), a measurement of radioactivity. In the United States, the average indoor radon level is about 1.3 pCi/L. The average outdoor level is about 0.4 pCi/L. The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend fixing homes with radon levels at or above 4 pCi/L. EPA also recommends that people think about fixing their homes for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L. 

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You Should Test For Radon

Testing your house for radon is easy. If your house has a radon problem, it can be fixed. Fixing a radon problem reduces the risk of lung cancer for you and your family.

A simple test will tell you if your home has a high radon level. Most radon tests last between 2 and 7 days. It’s as easy as opening a package, and putting the test kit in the right place. After sending the test kit back to the address in the package, the company will send your radon test results in about 2 weeks. Radon is a serious health risk. It can be reduced easily and cost‐effectively.

Take Action Today!

Encourage your friends and family members to do the same! Many local home improvement or hardware stores sell test kits. Test kits can be ordered online too. Sometimes you can get a test kit from your state radon office.

Click here to order a radon test kit.

You Can Fix a Radon Problem

Help is available to fix a radon problem.

Call Midwest Radon Services at (708) 680 - 6080.

Visit our Resources page for other useful documents, including EPA guides on Radon and Radon mitigation.

MIDWEST RADON SERVICES, LLC.

For Real Estate Professionals

The Illinois Radon Awareness Act - Effective January 1, 2008

Due to the unique considerations of real estate transactions involving multiple parties, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has enacted special protocols for radon testing involving real estate transactions. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA-Division of Nuclear Safety) has adapted these protocols to conform with national radon regulations. In this environment, Illinois real estate professionals need honest, reliable, and affordable service providers like Midwest Radon Services to help guide them through the complexities and concerns of radon detection and mitigation.

We have provided links below to many useful resources for real estate professionals and their clients.

Real Estate Guidelines

Homeowners/Buyers FAQ

Radon Science

Radon-Resistant Building Codes Task Force

Radon Guide for Tenants

EPA Radon

CDC Radon

We can reduce radon concentrations to EPA approved levels and assist you with the documentation you need to complete your transaction in the quickest, most-convenient manner possible.

Radon Resistant Construction Act - Effective June 1, 2013

Effective June 1, 2013 all new construction of single-family homes or dwellings containing 2 or fewer apartments, condominiums, or town houses must have a passive radon pipe installed. The installation of this radon resistant construction may be performed by a residential building contractor or his or her subcontractors or a radon contractor during new residential construction. Only a radon mitigation contractor licensed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency may install a radon vent fan or upgrade this passive new construction pipe to an active mitigation system.

Radon-Resistant Building Codes Task Force

IL Mitigation Standard for New Residential Construction

If you are in need of immediate mitigation services, please call us (708) 680 - 6080, or Click Here to request a free estimate. We will provide your quote within 24 hours of receiving your request, and can offer job completion within 1 week.

For Home Owners The U.s. Surgeon General Recommends All Homes Be Tested for Radon Gas.

Breathing Radon in Your Home Can Cause Lung Cancer.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil and water that can build up to dangerous levels inside any home; this means new and old homes, well sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without a basement. Radon gas is odorless and invisible and the only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test for it. 

Radon is the Number One Cause of Lung Cancer For Non-Smokers

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer for people who do. EPA estimates that radon causes more than 21,000 deaths from lung cancer each year in the U.S. If you smoke and your home has a high radon level, your risk of lung cancer can increase even more. 

MIDWEST RADON SERVICES, LLC.

For Renters
Renters in Illinois Have a Right To Be Safe In Their Homes

A law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012 helps people who rent apartments, condominiums or houses access information about radon levels in their homes. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s (IEMA) radon program is offering guidance to help renters better understand radon hazards and their rights under this new law.

“About one-third of all housing in Illinois is rented,” said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. “This new law will help renters find out if their landlords have already tested for radon and, if so, what levels were detected. For units where no testing has been done, we hope more renters will be proactive and get their homes tested. Radon is one health risk that can be easily reduced. Testing your home is the important first step.”

Public Act 97-0021, which was approved by the Illinois General Assembly this spring and signed by Gov. Quinn on June 28, 2011, requires owners of rental units to inform renters in writing before a lease is signed if the rental space has been tested for radon and that a radon hazard may exist. If the rental unit hasn’t been tested, a renter can conduct a do-it-yourself radon test or ask the owner to test by hiring a licensed radon contractor. If a renter conducts a radon test in the rental unit and results show high radon levels, the renter should inform the building owner in writing.

IEMA recommends that all rental units below the third floor be tested for radon.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the radioactive decay of naturally occurring uranium in the soil. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and the leading cause among non-smokers. It’s estimated that nearly 1,200 radon-related lung cancer deaths occur each year in Illinois.

The USEPA has established 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L) as the action level for radon. It is estimated that the risk of developing lung cancer at that level is about seven lung cancer deaths per 1,000 persons. The USEPA and IEMA recommend taking steps to reduce radon levels if test results indicate

levels of 4.0 pCi/L or above.

MIDWEST RADON SERVICES, LLC.

Breathe EZ Air Cleaner

Affordable home air filtration system with no construction, no hassle, and easy install.

Cleaner Air- Radon Filtration- Saves You Money.
You Deserve to Breathe Clean Air in Your Own Home!

With homes becoming more and more energy efficient, it is lost in the shuffle that they are trapping more and more harmful allergens and air particles in your home. This can lead to headaches, allergies, sickness, and fatigue from breathing in unclean air. You deserve to breathe clean air in your home and the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner is a safe and affordable way to accomplish that.

Breathe EZ Air Cleaner is a revolutionary, cost effective method to clean the air throughout your entire house. Breathe EZ reduces dust, allergens, particulates, odors, dust mites, and chemicals, while improving the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning systems. That means a healthier living environment with reduced bills!

It’s GREEN! Reduce your carbon footprint, while improving your indoor air quality!!

HOW CAN BREATHE EZ HELP ME?

Are you concerned about what you are breathing in your home? Do you have allergies? Asthma? Headaches? Or just don’t feel right in your home?

Breathe EZ will help you by:

  • Filtering and removing allergens and particulates that cause illness
  • Absorbing chemicals in the air resulting from off-gassing of building and cleaning materials
  • Reducing dust and pet dander in the home (who wouldn’t want to dust less?)
  • Filtering Radon Decay Product! Breathe EZ Air Cleaner is proven to filter lung cancer causing radon decay product (Polonium).
  • Improving the efficiency of your HVAC system, thus saving you money $$$
  • Breathe EZ installs into your existing HVAC system by an authorized Breathe EZ Dealer in minutes. Midwest Radon Services is an authorized Breathe EZ Dealer.

FACTS:

People spend 90% of their time indoors

Asthma is growing at alarming rate with 750,000 new case per year (25 million cases overall)

Allergy issues can be linked directly to indoor air pollutants, as well as outdoor air particles

Houses are built tighter to improve energy efficiency- harmful particles are trapped inside

Radon, Volatile Organic Compounds, Lead, Pests/bugs, Mold are making people sick in their homes

The human body needs clean air to maintain a healthy immune system- We need clean air regularly to stay healthy!