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Nobody Is Addicted to Radon

March 23, 2017

Exposure to radon gas is responsible for around 2000 lung cancer deaths in the UK every year, however many of these would have been preventable had there been a wider knowledge about the dangers of radon. Dr Aaron Goodarzi, Canada Research Chair in Genome Damage and Instability Disease, says, “The first time most people realise they […]

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How much does a radon mitigation system cost?

March 9, 2017

If a radon test has revealed there are high levels of radon within your property, it is likely that your next step will be to investigate remedial measures that can be installed to reduce the radon level. But how much will the works cost? Firstly, let’s consider the two main types of radon mitigation. Positive […]

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Is Your Radon Sump Working?

February 24, 2017

Have you had a radon sump installed at your property to reduce high radon levels? Maybe you’ve just bought a property where there is an existing sump. We are often contacted by homeowners and building managers with one question: “How do I know if my radon sump is working?” There are two parts to this […]

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Think radon only affects the South West? Think Again!

November 28, 2016

There is a common misconception that radon only affects the South West of England, predominantly Devon & Cornwall. Whilst high levels of radon are found across these regions, there are many other parts of the UK also affected by radon. As radon mitigation specialists, we are called in to help clients reduce radon concentrations in […]

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Positive Pressure Systems: FAQs

November 11, 2016

Continuing our series of radon information blogs for UK Radon Awareness Week 2016, today we answer some of the most common questions about positive pressure systems. Q: What is a positive pressure system? A: A positive pressure system is used to reduce radon levels in buildings. It involves a special fan being installed, either within […]

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Radon Sumps: FAQs

November 10, 2016

Following our post on how to choose a radon test kit earlier this Radon Awareness Week, today we turn our attention to one of the two primary methods of reducing radon levels in buildings. Q: What is a radon sump? A: A radon sump is small void excavated beneath a building for the purpose of […]

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A Run Down of Radon Test Kits

November 8, 2016

As part of UK Radon Awareness Week, we are encouraging homeowners and employers to test their buildings for radon. But with several different types of radon detectors, test kits and monitors on the market, which should you choose? Read on to find out more about the various ways of testing for radon including information on […]