January is National Radon Action Month

3Rs Construction January is Radon Action Month

3Rs Construction Provides Radon Testing & Mitigation


It’s a great time for a reminder to test your home for radon and protect your family from potential illness. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are over 20,000 deaths in the United States each year to radon exposure. That’s more fatalities than drunk driving, drowning and home fires combined! Excluding smoking, radon is the largest cause of lung cancer today.

Radon is radioactive

What is Radon


Radon is a colorless, odorless gas released into the aquifers and soil from the normal decay of uranium. Harmful gases leach out of the ground and into our homes, carrying RDPs (radioactive particles). These RDPs are easily trapped in the lungs where they damage normal tissue, causing lung cancer. When you breathe air contaminated with radon, your risk of contracting lung cancer increases significantly.

Radon Testing & Mitigation


Testing is the only way to know if you have a radon problem.

3Rs Construction & Remodeling can do a reliable test that takes less than 48 hours. If radon levels are high, we will work quickly to design a custom solution. Duane West, owner of 3Rs Construction, is trained and certified for radon measurement and mitigation with the AARST (American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists). 3Rs has the experience you need to help you with the best radon solution.


3Rs Has An Easy Three-Step Solution:

1.  TEST with state-of-the-art equipment.

2.  PROVIDE a customized proven solution.

3.  EQUIP you to confidently know of any future radon exposure.

3Rs Construction How Radon Enter a House

Please call 3Rs if you have concerns or need a little advice on radon removal. 503-363-1059 or use our handy contact page.


For additional detailed information we recommend checking out the EPA radon pages: https://www.epa.gov/radon/national-radon-action-month-information


Learn more about creating radon awareness with these National Radon Month Resources & Consumer Guides.

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