Radon Testing & Radon Mitigation in Gaithersburg, MD

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Protect Your Home and Your Family in Gaithersburg, 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, Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg, Maryland, to test their properties regularly for Radon.

Testing and Mitigating Radon in Gaithersburg, Maryland

 

Radon is a radioactive gas that is dangerous when it accumulates inside a home or residence. People exposed to higher levels of radon for a prolonged period will most likely develop lung diseases such as lung cancer. Radon can result in birth defects for a pregnant woman, and so it is advised for pregnant women to take extra precautions in getting exposed to radon especially at a high level. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

Radon cannot be detected by plain sight. It requires special equipment to be stationed in hotspots to be able to check its level. Radon is a silent killer. It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless which means you know it affected your health only when it is severe, and the damage is unlikely reversible. There is no amount of radon that is considered safe for humans. But eliminating radon is merely impossible as it is naturally occurring. We can only control and regulate its level.

Radon can enter a home in different ways, but the most common is through cracks on your basement floors and walls. The high pressure on the ground continuously pushes radon up to the ground. A crack on your basement floor provides an escape route for radon gas to get into your living spaces. Radon can also escape through small holes in your underground water pipes. It is lethal to have radon mixed with the water you are drinking, and so it is important to perform routine pipe checking. Radon mitigation helps you control the radon level at your home.

Radon mitigation pertains to any process that is employed to control concentrated levels of radon from home, residence, or business. It involves filtering the radon gas out of a basement or incoming water supply. There are various ways to do radon mitigation, most of which are usually not costly or time-consuming. Ventilating your basement and closing in cracks on your flooring and walls are some radon mitigation activities you can do at home. In any case, it is recommended to contact professional radon inspectors to perform radon testing and radon mitigation at your home rather than yourself.

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 Gaithersburg, 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.

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.

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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

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.

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Nicole Frye
4/13/2021

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.

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Anil Gupta
3/31/2021

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.

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Mohan Reddy
3/01/2021

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!!

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Ralph Young
2/18/2021

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!

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Alison Wilson
2/08/2021

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.

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Jisoo Kim
1/27/2021

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.

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Junaid Shah
1/16/2021

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.

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Jared Goodman
12/09/2020

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.

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Michael Unis
10/20/2020

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