I am Steve Austin owner and operator of Active Radon Management.
I live in Mandan, ND. I can travel anywhere in the state of North Dakota. I want to help you keep your home safe from the negative effects of high levels of Radon.
I have two certifications from the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP):
- NRPP Residential Measurement Provider
- NRPP Mitigation Technician
My goal is to provide you with the following services:
- Radon Measurement: I administer Radon tests and interpret the results for you on site to determine if your home’s Radon levels pose a health risk.
- Radon Mitigation:
- Retrofit – If your Radon levels are high enough, I will design and install a custom-built solution to reduce your home’s Radon to a safe level.
- New Construction – Be preemptive! I also install Radon mitigation systems on new homes that are still under construction. I welcome any general contractors to keep in touch with me.
- Repairs to Mitigation Systems – If you think there is an issue with your Radon mitigation system, I will inspect and repair it to ensure your home is safe.
- General Inquiries: I am more than happy to provide any advice or answer any questions you might have regarding Radon, testing, or mitigation.
- Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that presents no color, odor, or taste under normal conditions.
- Radon is a product of the decay of Uranium.
- Uranium can be found in any soil type, more so in soils with granite, shale, and phosphates.
- Click here to see the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Radon Zone map. Note that North Dakota is one of two states that is entirely in the EPA’s Radon Zone 1. Zone 1 indicates a predicted average reading of more than 4 pCi/L.
- What is a pCi/L?
- pCi/L stands for picocuries per liter.
- It is the measurement that represents the amount of radioactivity in a sample of air.
- 1 pCi/L means that, in a liter of air, 2.22 radioactive disintegrations occur each minute, and each disintegration exposes us to radioactivity.
- 4 pCi/L is the EPA recommended level at which to act by reducing Radon levels in your home.
- Radon is a known Group A Carcinogen. There is scientific evidence that prolonged exposure to Radon causes cancer.
- Radon is linked to more than 20,000 deaths per year from lung cancer in the U.S.
- Radon emanates upward through the soil and enters our homes through various entry points. Any home, regardless of its foundation, can contain some traceable amount of Radon.
- Because Radon is a gas that is heavier than air, it is typically found in higher concentrations in lower levels such as your basement.
- Without a properly installed radon mitigation system, Radon will concentrate in your home increasing long-term risks of lung cancer.
- Myth: Opening the windows will flush the Radon out of my house.
- Truth: This action will only promote the vacuum effect on the soil, thereby increasing the flow of Radon up from the soil and into your home.