If you were paying huge attention in chemistry class, you’ll remember Radon on the periodic table. After smoking, Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Ohio and the US.
Any home (or workplace) can have radon inside of it. We can help you find out if your radon levels are elevated, and reduce them quickly via our services for radon testing & mitigation, Newtown.
All our field team are licensed for Radon Testing & Mitigation to the highest level attainable in the State of Ohio, and we can bring you the safest possible levels of radon gas achievable in your home, with the least visual impact.
Thanks to Jill for being so professional and respectful. We needed radon remediation preformed and in the middle of selling a house, she took the job of contacting all parties involved and told us that they would see to getting the job done. Price was comparable and they were able to fit us in right away. Thank you for making yet another job…easier!
– Roxy M
We recently finished our basement and had it tested for radon. It was a bit high, so I called a couple local businesses for estimates on radon mitigation systems … Yeti was super professional to deal with from the start. The estimator, Ben, was very knowledgable, professional, and took the time to explain the best options for placement. He even made a second trip back before we moved forward, as we wanted to change the location of where the pump would be located … It is hard to find a dependable company that does quality work for any type of home improvement project and these guys were impressive. Thank you!
– Jason H
We called yeti for their radon mitigation service. The technicians were very friendly and got right to work. They answered all my questions and walked me through how the system works. Technicians worked cleanly and didn’t leave any mess behind. Strongly recommend their services.
– R Fiste
While it’s been around (literally) forever, it was Stanley Watrous who changed our understanding of it in 1984 by setting off the radiation alarms on his way INTO the Limerick Powerplant in Pennsylvania, not on his way OUT.
The radon levels in his house were so high that he was filling his body with radiation while he slept.
That’s why low levels of radon exposure matter. And that’s why we get radon out of your house.
We now know that Radon gas is present all over parts of Ohio, and in various amounts – sometimes we’ll find high exposure in a new house, next to another with low exposure. Just depends what’s happening unseen, underground.
Today, the EPA recommends radon testing (Newtown) for your home every two years to monitor your exposure, which can fluctuate based on soil shift, water pressure underground, and other factors beyond your control. According to the Ohio Department of Health, half of all homes have radon levels that are too high for safe occupancy. Our experience over the past nearly 20 years, is 30%.
Since radon doesn’t smell and it’s invisible, the only way to know if your Newtown home has elevated levels of Radon gas is to test for it. We can schedule that for you quickly.
You don’t need to wait to reduce your radon exposure. We’ll guide you through from start to finish, quickly and with excellence. Yeti Radon really are the experts in radon testing in homes around Newtown.
We test and install radon mitigation systems every day around Newtown; bringing your radon exposure down to the lowest level possible. We then conduct post-installation testing after every radon mitigation system is installed, to confirm that the exposure is at (or below!) the EPA guidelines, and is the very best that can be achieved in your home.
All our radon testing & mitigation (Newtown) technicians individually carry the highest certification available in the state, and have continued teaching input almost every week, year round.
Like you, we’re local. We’re a family owned business and we love helping people, which you’ll notice in your interactions with every person here! We love the beauty and history of Newtown, and we’re committed to helping keep the aesthetic of your house while we look for ways to install your custom radon reduction system. And we’ll ask you for feedback as we start to design the options that will work in your home.
We use a “continuous Radon monitor” to take hourly measurements of radon levels in the lowest livable level of your home for two days. The average of those readings determines whether your home is in need of mitigation.
It’s also possible for homeowners to do their own testing using a ‘short-term’ test kit which can generally be purchased at the local hardware store. If you decide to test for Radon yourself, be sure to follow the instructions to the letter. We’ve found that running two of these short-term kits simultaneously will give you a more reliable average.
As warm air escapes through the top of your home it creates suction at the lowest levels, which (believe it or not) generates suction in the soil under your building.
What?! I know, right?!
The tiny holes and cracks in the foundation of your home are the entry points for Radon (and potentially other gases), and we caulk/ silicone as many visible holes or cracks as makes sense, while creating a negative pressure suction on those underslab soils.
We’re encouraged to have the success record we do, and the Google reviews as testimony to our successful process at Yeti Radon mitigation here in Newtown and the surrounding area 🙂
Radon gas is a by-product of Uranium breaking down in the ground. So if Uranium is waaaaay down beneath your house, you may well have Radon coming into your living space. Part of our radon mitigation (Newtown) strategy is to remove the gas with a simple suction point, a fan, and the creation of continuous negative pressure. This pulls the Radon gas upwards through a custom designed system of pipes before most of it gets into your home.
It sounds crazy, but if the Radon levels in the soil around your house are high enough then yes, it is possible for Radon gas to be transported into the home through water use. At that point, doing the dishes, taking a shower or washing laundry are all tasks that can bring Radon gas into the home.
Radon doesn’t last long as it’s breaking down, and most municipal water utilities provide water that has been kept in an above ground water reservoir before it gets to you. Any Radon that is present in the reservoir will decay to safe levels after 30 days above ground, so there is generally nothing to worry about with using public water systems in your home.
Radon is radioactive, and is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in America.
It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
While none of us here are Doctors, we do know that Radon is bad for your body. Many times, we’ve met with families in and around Newtown and shared stories in our office of people sick with lung cancer, living for years in a house with tremendously high Radon levels, who have never smoked.
Naturally, people who smoke are at a higher risk of Radon-related health issues such as lung cancer. In fact, smokers are eight times as likely to develop lung cancer in a home contaminated with Radon gas than non-smokers. So we really want to help you reduce the volume of Radon in your living and work spaces and highly recommend testing (for peace of mind) and our radon mitigation (Newtown) solutions if the tests show contamination.
Here is a checklist you can work through to make sure your Radon Mitigation (Newtown) system has been installed correctly:
We can help with all of the above, and it’s our pleasure to serve you here in Newtown.
Radon mitigation and reduction systems are custom designed for your home.
A simple system will usually cost less than $1,000. And most systems fall in that range. Larger and more complex spaces with multiple basements, crawlspaces, or slabs, may need more than one suction point, or a more complex solution that will cost a bit more money.
Intelligent system design is the number one factor in successful Radon mitigation. And that’s where we can help keep costs and visual impact down, all at once.