Radon Mitigation in Columbia, MD

Serving Howard County, Maryland homes with Radon Mitigation

Protect Your Home and Your Family in Columbia, Maryland from Radon with Atlantic Radon

According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, certain parts of the state have soil characteristics that put them at risk of high concentration of Radon. Furthermore, Columbia, Maryland, is located at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assigned Radon Zone 2. It means the average indoor concentration of radon in the area is 2 – 4 pCi/L.

With 4 pCi/L being a critical level, it’s a must for homeowners in Columbia, Maryland to test their home for Radon concentration. Working with a Radon inspector ensures you’re conducting the right test and getting the most accurate data in your home.

 

Radon Mitigation & Radon Testing

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Understanding Radon

Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless noble gas often found in the earth’s soil. It is the result of the decay of uranium and other radioactive elements. Its concentration can easily reach critical levels when the gas is trapped indoors, like in the basement or ground floor of your house.

Ernest Rutherford, an English physicist, discovered Radon in 1899. In the 1900s, another scientist, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, noticed that radium compounds produce radioactive gas when they decay. He called it “Radium Emanation.”

According to studies, Radon is about nine times denser than air, making it easy for the gas to penetrate a wide range of materials and layers. It can easily go through a home’s insulation, concrete walls, paints, and sheetrock. Additionally, it is the densest gas among noble gases at room temperature. Although colorless, it produces a yellow to orange-red glow when it reaches its freezing point, which is -96°F. Radon is not that easy to dissolve in water, but more soluble when compared with other noble gases.

Radon and Your Health

The Surgeon General’s Office and the EPA estimate about 20,000 cases of lung cancer deaths related to Radon poisoning annually. In 2016, there were 148,945 lung cancer deaths across the country. About 10% to 13% of these are associated with Radon exposure. Long-Term exposure to this noble gas is the second most common cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

Your lung cancer risks don’t just depend on exposure to Radon. It could be higher if you are a smoker. Also, the age-adjusted death rate for the disease is higher for men and blacks compared with women and whites. This is according to a study conducted by the Amerian Lung Association.

As Radon breaks down, it produces lead atoms, which are dangerous to humans. Consequently, long-term exposure to Radon and its decay products puts you at risk of various health problems. Unfortunately, there are no early symptoms or signs to watch out for Radon exposure. This is why it’s essential for homeowners in Columbia, Maryland, to test their properties regularly for Radon.

Testing and Mitigating Radon in Columbia, Maryland

Radon is a by-product of the natural decay of soil components like thorium or uranium. It is an odorless, colorless gas released from soil and rocks underground. The level of radon varies per region and tends to have a higher concentration in areas with a high amount of uranium or thorium in the soil for every square foot. Radon is anywhere and can be found in all 50 states. It is a primary concern for most homeowners as it represents a serious public health risk because it is carcinogenic. Radon gas is the primary agent of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States. Radon gas cannot be eliminated but can be prevented from getting into your living spaces through proper radon preventive and radon mitigation services.

In Columbia, Maryland, a radon hotspot called “Radon Belt” in the central and western regions had an increase in the number of radon testing and radon mitigation activities. More homeowners became aware of the potential health risk of getting exposed to radon gas. However, radon testing and radon mitigation services can be quite expensive. More so, getting reliable radon professional can also be challenging. Throughout the years, more radon companies opened but not all provide quality service for the money you pay.

Atlantic Radon provides one of the simple and straightforward radon testing and radon mitigation services in Columbia, Maryland. We ensure your home is safe from radon gas. We do not recommend “piggyback” off the tests of your neighbors for your home radon level. Every site would have different radon levels affected by factors such as ventilation, proximity to the ground, uranium, or thorium concentration. It is best to have your home tested by our professional radon inspectors to determine the best radon mitigation strategy. In case your home shows an elevated radon level or “higher than recommended” levels of radon, a radon mitigation system would usually be installed to facilitate the quick removal of the radon gas. Atlantic Radon’s radon mitigation system is one of the most affordable in Columbia, Maryland.

Regular radon testing and radon mitigation by professional radon inspectors are needed especially in areas with a high concentration of uranium, thorium, and radium. At Atlantic Radon, we provide quality radon testing and radon mitigation services. Keep your family safe from Radon. You can schedule a radon testing in Columbia, Maryland with us. It is important to make sure your home is safe from radon.

Schedule a Radon test today or request an estimate! Please fill out our contact form or call us at (240) 500-0259

Protect your family's health

We believe that radon mitigation is a service, and that it’s more than installing a system of pipes and a radon fan. We provide a radon mitigation service that values your need for a system that protects your family’s health. Let us help you take care of your family by installing clean, good-looking radon mitigation systems.

certified radon technicians

We have the experience necessary to overcome any radon gas problem. We stand head and shoulders above the rest in quality and customer satisfaction. Our National Radon Proficiency Program certified radon technicians are the best at what they do. We truly care about our customer’s health and the value of their homes and buildings.

Performance warranty

We train every radon system installer so that you can be certain that the technician has the experience necessary to design the best radon mitigation system. Our system designs are backed by our performance warranty or phased scope of work. We strive to provide the very best radon mitigation service possible.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

    5 star review  Atlantic Radon technician, Daniel, installed a full radon abatement system in our home, replacing a very old system. He evaluated our home and customized the installation to fit our significant structural limitations. Daniel was timely, neat and careful in performing all of the work. We appreciate his professionalism and highly recommend Atlantic Radon.

    thumb Linda Bleadingheiser
    5/06/2021

    5 star review  I contacted Atlantic Radon and they were able to see me within a few days. The total bill matched the estimate, which was within range of typical Radon abatement services. Installation took place within 2 weeks of my estimate and was completed in less than 8 hours. Everything was explained and the Radon abatement system was installed to minimize visibility from the road. Radon levels dropped to almost nothing in my home. Highly recommend Atlantic Radon for prompt, professional and effective Radon abatement.

    thumb Anthony Keene
    4/13/2021

    5 star review  I can't say enough about how great it was to work with Atlantic Radon. They were able to come out the same day I contacted them for an estimate, which was in line with the others I received. However, it was their service which sold me on them. They were friendly, prompt, and very understanding of our chaotic household, since we're in the middle of a move. They even offered to speak to our buyers if they had any questions after the fact. Can't recommend them enough for radon mitigation.

    thumb Nicole Frye
    4/13/2021

    5 star review  Atlantic's Tech, Daniel, was extremely thorough and professional. He wore shoe covers and double-masked when he came in, which I appreciated. Also, the original goal was to replace an old radon fan in my basement that was attached to a pipe coming out of my sump pump. He advised me that it made more sense to install the new fan in the attic in order to create negative pressure which was better in case of any issues in the piping. That made a lot of sense to me. He also left a nice pressure indicator on the pipe down in my basement so that I could see that the fan was working. Finally, he explained everything to me before he left. Terrific service. Incidentally, my experience setting an appointment was terrific too. The owner of the business patiently explained what to expect, and was very friendly/non-pushy. I would hire this company again in a heartbeat.

    thumb Anil Gupta
    3/31/2021

    5 star review  Very goo experience with Atlantic Radon services. Response time was quick. They were able to assess the need quickly, educated us on the possible solutions and legal requirements. Technician was very professional and followed all Covid-19 precautions. Overall excellent service.

    thumb Mohan Reddy
    3/01/2021

    5 star review  Personnel from Atlantic Radon installed a Radon Mitigation Unit after initial testing by another company revealed our home was well above the EPA's standards for Radon emissions. To that end, Atlantic Radon’s owner/manager and co-workers are very professional as they explained all work requirements, time-frame for completion, placement of the system, performance of the system, guarantees, clean-up and subsequent radon testing process. Atlantic Radon personnel are by far customer-centric and “aim to please”! Very highly recommended!!

    thumb Ralph Young
    2/18/2021

    5 star review  I needed to have a radon mitigation system installed in my home. Tommy was very patient and answered all of my questions. Very professional and knowledgeable! They did a great job with the installation. I would highly recommend Atlantic Radon!

    thumb Alison Wilson
    2/08/2021

    5 star review  Tommy and his team came highly recommended, and they did not disappoint. My new house had a radon level above the 4.0 max requirement, so Tommy came out to install the passive pipe fan. Unfortunately, the pipe was disconnected somewhere within the walls between the basement and attic, but long story short, Tommy worked his magic. End result, 0.2 radon level. In addition to the professionalism and amazing work quality, Tommy is very good in terms of communication, and will guide you through each step of the process. I would highly recommend Atlantic Radon and Tommy's team.

    thumb Jisoo Kim
    1/27/2021

    5 star review  Excellent customer service with competitive prices. I would highly recommend them. We used them to replace a 26 year old fan on its last legs. They replaced it twice because the first fan was a little loud for our taste.

    thumb Junaid Shah
    1/16/2021

    5 star review  Tommy and team at Atlantic Radon were excellent. My interior row townhome was a challenge, and they went above and beyond to walk me through multiple options before we decided on a creative solution. I couldn’t be happier with the result and highly recommend them for your radon needs.

    thumb Jared Goodman
    12/09/2020

    5 star review  Atlantic Radon and their team’s work and integrity are beyond reproach. We selected Atlantic Radon for the peace of mind it would provide to work with a company that cares about their clients, are exceptional at what they do, and are consistent in their level of service. We had some questions along the way and Tommy and his team responded without delay and ensured we were able to share everything that was on our mind. This is really the only call you need to make if looking for a Radon Mitigation service.

    thumb Michael Unis
    10/20/2020

    5 star review  Tommy was great to work with and I was really happy with the quality of his work for our fan install. The results were great too! We were averaging radon readings 4+ before the fan install and after we are averaging around 0.5. Highly recommend him and his business.

    thumb Taylor Paul
    8/29/2020

    5 star review  Besides the radon pump and plumbing, Tommy did a great job installing a plastic membrane over our dirt crawlspace. The system lowered typical radon counts from 11 to 1, below 4 is considered healthy. The plastic membrane knocked down the humidity in the basement which helps an area prone to mold. He was on time, respectful and priced competitively.

    thumb Alex Chuchra
    8/24/2020

    5 star review  I had two houses that failed the radon test (above 4.0). Atlantic Radon responded quickly to both residences, did their own computer measurement, and installed their radon mitigation, all at a very reasonable price. The results were excellent, with one house getting a 0.7 average and the other a 0.9. I recommend them highly.

    thumb Ed Wilhelm
    8/21/2020

    5 star review  Tommy and Atlantic radon mitigated my radon issue quickly and professionally. He explained every process prior to performing the work. It all looks great and the vacuum is quiet and unobtrusive. Highly recommend!

    thumb irish Terp
    7/13/2020

    5 star review  Tommy did a great job installing the system and explaining everything to me. He was able to get the radon levels down to a comfortable level for me. I would definitely recommend his services!

    thumb Danielle Landau
    6/30/2020

    5 star review  We had a difficult, double foundation challenge and readings above 6. Paul designed a creative and cost-effective solution and got our readings to below 1. The team was professional, creative, open to suggestions and truly cared about their work and results. If you have a radon issue, look no further than Atlantic Radon.

    thumb Mark Amaral
    6/11/2020

    5 star review  Tommy and the team at Atlantic did a great job installing my radon mitigation system. I didn’t know anything about radon going into this and was a little unsettled to learn my levels were high. Tommy responded to my request within minutes and walked me through everything on the phone. When he came out to do the estimate, he was very professional and knowledgeable which is why I chose them to do the work. On the day of install, they showed up right on time, did the work, and the results came back as low as radon levels can get. I highly recommend Tommy and the team at Atlantic for your radon mitigation needs.

    thumb Brad Miller
    5/28/2020

    5 star review  Paul and Tommy were great to work with. We were able to schedule a radon mitigation of our home quickly. They arrived on time, cleaned up after themselves and worked diligently to get the job completed timely and accurately. After a few days, Paul returned to read our new test results and we had gone from 11.1 down to .4. We are very happy! We know others who had to have a 2nd pipe installed or additional work completed by other companies and we were very thankful we did not have any issues. As the owner of RHS Home Inspections, it is great to have found a company who is professional, attentive and very reasonably priced to now share with my clients who are in need of radon mitigation. I highly recommend Atlantic Radon for all of your mitigation needs. Paul and Tommy are fantastic! Definitely call them, don't shop around, you get what you pay for and you will pay for remarkable service here!

    thumb David Goldberg
    4/25/2020

    5 star review  Paul and Tommy were great to work with. We were able to schedule a radon mitigation of our home quickly. They arrived on time, cleaned up after themselves and worked diligently to get the job completed timely and accurately. After a few days, Paul returned to read our new test results and we had gone from 11.1 down to .4. We are very happy! We know others who had to have a 2nd pipe installed or additional work completed by other companies and we were very thankful we did not have any issues. As the owner of RHS Home Inspections, it is great to have found a company who is professional, attentive and very reasonably priced to now share with my clients who are in need of radon mitigation. I highly recommend Atlantic Radon for all of your mitigation needs. Paul and Tommy are fantastic! Definitely call them, don't shop around, you get what you pay for and you will pay for remarkable service here!

    thumb David Goldberg
    4/25/2020

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