We are well acquainted with Mission as we have served many homes in the city over the years. It is a charming city that is removed from Downtown enough to maintain a friendly small-town kind of feel without sacrificing the amenities of a larger city. We have proudly served Mission regularly and we are earnestly pursuing greater radon awareness for this important city.
Mission Radon Zone Information
Mission, KS is located in Johnson County, which has an EPA assigned Radon Zone of 1. A radon zone of 1 predicts an average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L, which is above the recommended levels assigned by the EPA. According to the EPA, Mission is located in a high risk area of the country.
Mission is an important piece of land in Johnson County Kansas. The city was an important stop on the Santa Fe Trail as it served as a rest stop for wagons. It became popular due to the clean spring water found on the site. The city experienced a fairly good-sized boom following World War II, as Kansas City-based families began to purchase their first homes. A unique fact about Mission is that it absorbed a neighboring city, Countryside in 2003. It was named after the Indian Mission Established there back in 1829.
Radon services we provide to Mission:
- Residential Radon Mitigation (also called, radon reduction, radon remediation, radon removal, and radon abatement)
- Commercial Radon Mitigation (schools, healthcare facilities, office buildings, multi-family apartments and more)
- Radon Testing (residential & commercial)
- Active Continuous Monitoring (best suited for real estate, takes 48 hours to complete)
- Passive Monitoring - short-term charcoal canister testing & long term charcoal canister testing
- Radon Service – Fan replacement & system maintenance
- Passive-line Activations – Newer construction homes pre-installed with a passive radon system can be “activated” by adding a radon fan to further reduce radon levels. These services include fan installation, electrical work, and roof penetration.
Here are some helpful links for homeowners in Mission and prospective Mission citizens:
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding Radon Mitigation Mission:
- Are radon levels Higher in Mission?
If you look at radon zone maps of the U.S., it is in an elevated level area. It is in Radon Zone 1, which means it is in a high-risk area of the country. In relation to the rest of the KC area, it is not significantly statistically higher or lower as a whole.
- What are the symptoms if radon really is a health risk?
That is one of the most difficult things about radon. It comes with no symptoms in the same way you cant see, touch, or smell it in your home. It doesn't come with a rash, fever or headache. That is why it is tricky. Radon causes lung cancer, which typically shows no symptoms until it is advanced. In other words, you don't know it's a problem until it's really a problem.
- What's the difference between an active and passive system?
A passive system is a system of pipes put in at the point of a new construction that "passively" removes radon from the home without the use of a fan. An Active System usess a fan and can be installed on the exterior of the home as well. The thing to know about passive systems is that they are, at the risk of sounding cheesy, "passive". You can absolutely have high radon levels with a passive system that isn't doing enough. Speaking from experience, we service passive systems daily by converting them to active with the use of a proper radon fan after the homeowners radon levels tested high (even though they have a 'passive' system). There are also many times that the pipes are not installed correctly and can't be used, rendering them pointless and leaving the necessity to install a whole new system. The only way to know if your "passive" system is working is to test. In most scenarios, active is the way to go.
- Do you really need to seal my sump pit?
If you really want your system to work well...yes. We are seeking to create a vacuum underneath the house and a gaping hole in the floor goes a long way to impede that goal. We do our best to seal as neatly as possible an keep the area clean.
- Does crazy weather affect testing?
In short, yes. High winds and severe storms can influence results.
Recent Test Cases - Radon Mitigation Mission (Addresses not given for privacy's sake)
- Through Radon Mitigation, we were able to take a home in 66202 from 10.5 pCi/L to 0.2 pCi/L.
- Through Radon Mitigation, we were able to take a home in 66208 from 11.3 pCi/L to .6 pCi/L.
About Certified Radon
Since opening in 2008, we’ve grown to become Kansas City’s premier provider for radon removal and mitigation services. We’ve proudly served thousands of homeowners, property managers, and commercial property owners and look forward to serving you!
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Kansas City, MO 64119
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