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Welcome to Z Radon

Your Trusted Full Service Radon Specialist

 

Who Are We

Z Radon is full service radon company, offering both testing and mitigation. We are certified licensed and insured. It is our mission to help improve the health of the homes in our community.  Yes, it's business, but it's also a purpose. Call to inquire about a free test, free mitigation estimate or both!

 

Our Services

Radon Testing

Radon Mitigation

Free estimate

Custom Designed System

Free Post Test

 

FAQs

What Would You Like to Know?

 

What is Radon?

Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, and radioactive gas formed in the Earth's crust from the natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium. It is usually found in igneous rock and soil.  It is a chemical element listed on the periodic table as Rn with atomic number 86.

Is radon really a problem?

On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon. Since then, studies have found definitive evidence linking radon exposure and lung cancer.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and responsible for thousands of deaths each year. Only smoking causes more lung cancer related deaths. 

Radon is nauturally ocuring.  That means it is in the outdoor air.  In Iowa the outdoor radon levels range from 0.4-1.4 pCi/L. The higher the level, the higher the risk.  As radon gases become trapped in your home these levels can rise.  In fact, in Iowa, 7 out of 10 homes have elevated radon levels.  The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends action if your home levels reach 4 pCi/L or above.  

Confirm this with internet searches... try Radon American Heart and Lung Association, Radon EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Radon CDC (Center for Disease Control), Radon IDPH (Iowa Department of Public Health)...

How do I know if I have too much radon in my home?

Because radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless the only way to know if you have dangerous levels of radon in your home is to test for it.

How do I test for radon.

There are multiple ways to test for radon. Which method you choose depends on your your home structure and your comfort level. 

Home kits can be purchased at your local home improvement store.  If you choose to go this route, please be sure to carefully read and adhere strictly to the instructions as deviations will impact your test's reliability.


Please note that not all devices are AARST/ NRPP approved.  (AARST/NRPP is the national organizition that leads and governs radon specialist for quality control)  It is recommended that you contact your State Department of Health for State Certified Radon Testors.  They are regulated and may only use approved testing devices.

Z Radon is Iowa Licensed and Iowa Certified for Radon Measurement/ Testing.  :) 

What do I do if my radon levels are high?

Contact a Licensed and Certified Radon Mitigator to have a Radon Mitigation system put in.  Certified Radon Mitigators have been specifically trained to reduce your radon levels and are required to maintain state standards.   

Z Radon is Licensed and Certified Radon Mitigator.  :)

I have a new home, that means I'm safe, right?

Unfortunately, radon does not discriminate between new and old homes.  It is dependent on the soil that runs beneath your home.

If you have a new home with a PASSIVE SYSTEM, it is important to note that these systems are effective only 40% of the time.  In other words, your system is protecting you 40 out of 100 days or or NOT protecting you 219 days out of one year. 

Can't I just open a window?

You can open a window and it may help reduce your radon levels.  However, if you open the wrong window... it will increase your radon levels.

How is Z Radon different from it's competitors?

Aside from being Licensed, Certified and Insured.  Z Radon is truly committed to helping improve the health of your home. 


As such, we offer a free test to those also committed to improving the health of their own homes.  We will test your home for radon for free if you will commit to mitigation should your radon levels come back high.  That means if your levels are low, we'll gladly tear up the bill.  If your levels are high, then choose us to mitigate. 


We'll match any price you can get from an Iowa Licensed and Certified Mitigator!

As part of our Mitigation Installation Packet, Z Radon also offers a free Post Mitigation Radon Test Kit to help you feel confident about the health of your home.

With over 20 years experience in remodeling we understand the ins and outs of a home, how each system affects one another and attend to the end result aesthetics.


Last, Z Radon is conscientious about the impact of the products we use.  Distinct form our competitors, Z Radon custom designs each system to your home's needs with energy efficiency in consideration.  With any mitigation system your utility bills will increase slightly.  But poorly designed systems can spike your utility bills.  Z Radon works hard to keep your monthly operating costs low.  That could save you hundreds a year.


We're sincerely looking to improve our world.

How long does it take to install a radon mitigation system?

Most mitigation systems will take one day to install.  Z Radon prides itself on being knowledgeable, efficient and considerate.  In other words, we're good at we do and we wont make a mess and leave it.

How much does it cost to install a mitigation system?

95% of our system installations are under $1,500.

What areas does Z Radon work in?

Z Radon serves all of central Iowa.

Reviews

See What My Satisfied Clients Are Saying

 

Excellent - after the results were back the system was installed and running within days with little disturbance to my home. They moved anything that had to be moved and replaced when they were done. He has been back twice to check levels (at no addition charge) because he wanted to get the level lower if possible even though it was well below acceptable levels. He is truly concerned about the dangers of radon and wants to educate people and help people remove this danger if needed. I was so pleased I actually have hired him to check all my childrens homes and install systems if needed.

Jackie Woodin

They did a excellent job , we were very pleased with their work.

Jeff S.

I didn't really want a system, but I sleep better knowing I have one.  I liked Brandon because he thought about saving money for me. Quick and easy.

Jerry L

Contact

We service all Central Iowa Counties.  Please feel free to reach out to us with ANY questions you may have!

(515) 291-7743

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(515) 291-7742