Testing and Mitigating Radon in Ellicott City, MD

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

As more counties enact laws to ensure public health safety against the detrimental effects of radon, it becomes more important for homeowners, businessmen, and realtors to ensure that their places do have a radon level within the acceptable level. Most counties require a verified radon test result less than a year old before any settlement.

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, Ellicott City, 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 Ellicott City, 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.

 

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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 Ellicott City, Maryland, to test their properties regularly for Radon.

Testing and Mitigating Radon in Ellicott City, Maryland

Radon testing is the first step in doing any activity to control the level of radon. It can be performed by you using do-it-yourself tools or by a professional radon inspector. It is recommended to get help from professional radon inspectors to ensure accuracy of the test.

Radon testing is a simple, straightforward, and non-invasive test. The test usually runs for 48 to 96 hours. The equipment used for testing must be stationed longer to ensure accuracy. The level of radon may differ from time to time. Usually radon testing starts with visual inspection of the location to select the best spot to place the testing equipment. After 48 hours, the testing equipment is then sent to a certified laboratory for detailed analysis. It will take another 48 hours to get the test results.

It is important to know that not all inspectors are the same or certified to do a radon measurement inspection. Different states have different regulations to ensure competence of radon inspectors. The state of Maryland does not require certification. Even so, it is important to verify the identity of your radon contractors. Start by checking your local directory for reputable radon service companies. Most businesses do have websites, check the reviews and recognition of a company to gauge its competence. You can also call a business directly to clarify hesitations.

At Atlantic Radon, we ensure that our radon inspectors passed through verifiable training to provide you with the service you need. We also use state-of-the-art equipment to do radon testing and radon mitigation services. With our years of experience, we know what method best works for a given radon level.

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 Ellicott City, Maryland with us. It is important to make sure your home is safe from radon.

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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.

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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.

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Atlantic Radon was incredibly responsive and came out to handle our repair quickly. They were very professional, and timely. I highly recommend their services!

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Stephanie Andrews
1/17/2022

I had a radon inspection done before moving into my home and the levels came back quite high. After Atlantic Radon worked their magic, the levels had fallen to almost 0! They completed the work quickly and right on the quoted estimate. They know their stuff, are very easy to work with, and I would highly recommend them for your radon mitigation needs!!

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Matthew Barry
12/14/2021

Atlantic Radon did an exceptional job installing a radon mitigation system as well as a sump pump. Tommy and Austin were very professional and responsive. Highly recommend!

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James Renaldo
12/07/2021

Great, honest, professional, and excellent communication! The entire team worked hard to quickly respond to my needs and always worked to ensure prompt and efficient communication throughout. I would trust them for all of my radon mitigation and testing needs!!

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Stanley Creek Hideaway
11/30/2021

We had excellent experience with Atlantic Radon. Our house has several slabs and several structural complications that made it a non-standard case. We initially contacted a different company and were told that given our challenges, low levels of radon would not be guaranteed. Luckily, we then found Atlantic Radon. Tommy and Dan spent days studying the architectural drawings of our house to create a customized solution for us. The solution they came up with was creative and worked wonderfully. They spent extra time on designing a custom solution and extra time on installation. They also stand by their work and guarantee performance. We are super happy to have found Atlantic Radon!

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Olga
11/10/2021

I called Atlantic Radon after discovering via my own testing that my levels were higher than they should be (~12). Tommy was extremely professional and knowledgeable about my area and was very quick to get me on the schedule. Dan was punctual for our appointment and got our job done very quickly. He also explained everything he did in great detail and taught me a lot about this deadly invisible gas. We just got our results after abatement and are now at .4! Doesn’t get better than that. This company has it all: Professionalism, Knowledge, Punctuality and Affordability. I’ve been recommending to all of my neighbors to check their levels and reach out to Atlantic Radon if they run into the same situation I did. Extremely grateful for this All Star team. Thank you!

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Justin St. Louis
11/09/2021

Tommy is a consummate professional, a straight shooter, and an excellent communicator. He and his team (Austin did a lot of the on-the-ground work) were extremely quick, clean, and efficient in the install, solving some small engineering challenges on the fly. I came to Tommy with a bunch of questions about the systems they use and the results we could expect (our house in Annapolis was below the EPA limit prior to mitigation, but we hoped to get lower) and he was clear, deliberative, and in no way trying to sell me something as he taught me bits of his trade.

I will recommend Atlantic Radon to anyone in the area in need of a radon test, radon mitigation, or sump-pump repair and maintenance, and would trust them in any project they were involved in. Tommy, who has experience doing home inspection, was overall really knowledgeable and helpful, and connected us with local contractors for other projects before we move in. I really couldn't have been more pleased.

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Michael Roswell
10/12/2021

Atlantic Radon recently installed a radon remediation system at our house. Our radon levels went from 4.5 to .8, so we are very happy with the results. I find the owner, Tom, to be highly knowledgable, professional and honest. Another company wanted to charge more than double to do unnecessary work. Tom took a step by step approach, meaning that if the initial radon remediation did not do the trick, he would then look into doing additional work like sealing the crawlspace. He also didn't try to upsell me on a sump pump, pointing out the reasons why it wasn't necessary at this time. If you go with this company, you can't go wrong!

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Ann Rubin
10/05/2021

Atlantic Radon did an excellent job installing our active radon system. Their quality and professionalism are unmatched. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Cameron Harner
10/01/2021

Atlantic Radon was great. Dan Brodsky and Zack spent 2 days installing a radon mitigation system, sump pump and plastic membrane in my crawlspace. Nice clean job, respectful guys, a pleasure to have at my house. Radon is now below 0.5, which is well below the EPA 4.0 cutoff. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

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Stuart Fishkin
9/24/2021

Daniel Brodsky came to our home with experience and expertise to mitigate our radon issues. Clean install and had the job completed on time. Highly recommend!

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Richard Scott
9/01/2021

I purchased a new home and I had Atlantic Radon come out and do a radon inspection. Daniel Brodsky was very friendly and knowledgeable. Very happy with their service.

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eric s
9/01/2021

Quality work, excellent service! Highly recommend Atlantic Radon!

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Ali Z
8/31/2021

Daniel Brodsky and his partner did a wonderful job finding a good spot to place the fan and installing it in record time. 10 points!

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Yanky Baron
7/27/2021

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Andrew Weakley
7/27/2021

Tommy and Austin were very professional, making sure that we understood what the radon remediation entailed, and working to make sure that the system did not look awkward or junky. They were prompt, neat, and affordable, and both gentlemen were very personable. Would highly recommend them if you need radon remediation.

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Robin Sexton
6/22/2021

Atlantic Radon installed an active radon mitigation system and also a backup battery sump pump. Service was prompt, and very professional. The results were fantastic. Not only is the radon level down to just about 1, the outside work looks unobtrusive and clean. We'd highly recommend them.

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Chad & Elizabeth Larsen
6/17/2021

Tommy and his staff did an excellent job to mitigate the radon. They are responsive and professional. Great communication. Highly recommended.

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ChihMing Huang
6/16/2021

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.

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Linda Bleadingheiser
5/06/2021

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.

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Anthony Keene
4/13/2021

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