Radon Mitigation in Portland
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What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that escapes when uranium in the soil decays. Radon becomes concentrated in a home, school or workplace as it seeps through cracks in the foundation or other natural openings in a structure.
At SWAT Environmental, we are dedicated to protecting families in and around Portland from radon exposure. Through our radon remediation process, our radon mitigation technicians have installed radon mitigation systems that reduce radon gas and make the air you breathe safer.
Radon in Portland:
Any home in the Portland area is at risk for elevated radon levels. Radon testing is the only way to know if your home has harmful radon levels.
According to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services‘ radon gas initiative:
• The average residential radon level in the Portland area is 4.1 pCi/L.
• Portland is designated a radon gas Zone 1 by the EPA, having average radon levels of 4.0 pCi/L or higher.
• Radon gas causes over 20,000 radon-related death each year.
• The Surgeon General has warned that radon gas exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.