Radon Testing & Mitigation Services
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
Where does radon come from?
The rocks and soil beneath our homes contain traces of uranium. Over time, the uranium breaks down and forms other elements. This is known as radioactive decay. Radon is one link in the decay chain of uranium. When radon gas decays, it emits radioactive radiation in the form of an alpha particle.
When an alpha particle hits our DNA, it can cause damage to a cell's blueprint. Cells constantly replicate themselves, but with a broken blueprint the replication process can become cancerous.
How does radon enter a building?
Modern buildings are often well insulated and windows are usually kept closed. This can allow radon to build up to levels where our DNA repair system is no longer able to keep all cells healthy.
Radon rises and can enter a home or workplace through the hot water tank, sink, shower, and microscopic cracks in a building's foundation.
What We Do ...
A & K Services of Iowa offers multiple types of testing for short, long-term and permanent testing of radon levels in your home or business. If levels are found to be above that which is considered unhealthy, we will recommend installation of a radon mitigation unit to provide constant removal and elimination of radon in your structure.
Contact us today to schedule your radon testing!